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MUAR: The Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) welcomed the proposal to extend the retirement age to 60 for the private sector, which was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat, yesterday.
Its president, Datuk Omar Osman said if the proposal was passed, it would be in line with the government decision to extend the retirement age for the civil servants recently.
"It will put Malaysia at an equal level with the other Asian countries that had applied the extension of the retirement age to 60," he told reporters at the Civil Servant Transformation Commission workshop, here today.
However, Omar said he also proposed to the government to create a mechanism to monitor the implementation of the proposal to ensure that the employers would not take advantage to simply reduce the workers.
He said the fine of RM10,000 would not give a big impact to the large companies, which were involved in retrenching their workers. -- BERNAMA