Part Time, Part Time!

The article below is taken from The Star Malaysia, Wednesday, June 11 2008

Civil servants can now take up part-time jobs or businesses

KUALA LUMPUR: Civil servants can take up part-time weekend jobs or businesses to supplement their income in view of the rising cost of living following food and fuel price increases, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator Tan Sri Amirsham Abdul Aziz.

He said the Government was encouraging all Malaysians to work harder over weekends, and was also looking at facilitating those who wanted casual part-time employment at teller or counter services in the public and private sectors.

“This is a long-term solution to the high cost of living we are experiencing,” said Amirsham, who also heads the Economic Planning Unit.

He was speaking reporters after opening the seventh East Asia Poverty Analysis and Data Initiative consultation meeting and regional workshop on “poverty monitoring and impact evaluation,” here yesterday.

On Monday, Human Resources Minister Datuk S. Subramaniam asked PSD to study a proposal by Cuepacs to allow civil servants to work after office hours.

He said the move might affect productivity, and his deputy Datuk Noraini Ahmad was against the proposal.

Amirsham said the EPU, which jointly organised the three-day workshop with the Institute of Malaysia and International Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and the World Bank Institute, was looking at medium and long-term solutions.

He also said the Government was confident of achieving its target of completely eradicating hardcore poverty by 2010, despite the increasing cost of living.

“In the long run, we need to give a group of people more opportunities for income generation, to get themselves out of the pressure of food price and cost of living increases.

“The Government is providing a conducive environment for the opportunity to raise income levels, but at the end of the day, it is up to the people to grab the opportunities,” he said.

Asked about the RM2bil the Government would save following its cost-cutting measures, he said the Government was doing a lot for the people, including allocating for food subsidies.

KUALA LUMPUR: Civil servants can take up part-time weekend jobs or businesses to supplement their income in view of the rising cost of living following food and fuel price increases, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Senator Tan Sri Amirsham Abdul Aziz.

He said the Government was encouraging all Malaysians to work harder over weekends, and was also looking at facilitating those who wanted casual part-time employment at teller or counter services in the public and private sectors.

“This is a long-term solution to the high cost of living we are experiencing,” said Amirsham, who also heads the Economic Planning Unit.

He was speaking reporters after opening the seventh East Asia Poverty Analysis and Data Initiative consultation meeting and regional workshop on “poverty monitoring and impact evaluation,” here yesterday.

On Monday, Human Resources Minister Datuk S. Subramaniam asked PSD to study a proposal by Cuepacs to allow civil servants to work after office hours.

He said the move might affect productivity, and his deputy Datuk Noraini Ahmad was against the proposal.

Amirsham said the EPU, which jointly organised the three-day workshop with the Institute of Malaysia and International Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and the World Bank Institute, was looking at medium and long-term solutions.

He also said the Government was confident of achieving its target of completely eradicating hardcore poverty by 2010, despite the increasing cost of living.

“In the long run, we need to give a group of people more opportunities for income generation, to get themselves out of the pressure of food price and cost of living increases.

“The Government is providing a conducive environment for the opportunity to raise income levels, but at the end of the day, it is up to the people to grab the opportunities,” he said.

Asked about the RM2bil the Government would save following its cost-cutting measures, he said the Government was doing a lot for the people, including allocating for food subsidies.

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Ohh, now the idiots are admitting that we are not earning enough. And now the civil servants are not only allowed but encouraged to take up part time job so that they can earn more to support their cost of living?What the hell is this? I call this bullshit! Work harder on free time and weekends my ass! Especially civil servants! They already work “hard enough” by chatting and tea-breaking, how can they work harder? Well anyway, I don’t agree that civil servants should take up part time jobs.

Working 9-5 per day is not enough, and Malaysians are now expected to open a burger stall til the wee hour?  These people already lack of concentration and have the efficiency of a turtle at work. Asking them to do part time jobs will definitely decrease the efficiency of public service. See what happened to the education industries. Teachers who teaches tuition after school hours earns more, definitely. But then again, can you guarantee that they teach properly in schools during regular working hour? If they do teach properly in school, why is it necessary for parents to send their kids to tuition. Schools should be sufficient then.

You’re asking civil servants to work part time. That’s ridiculous! How the hell a civil servant who lack of rest can concentrate on  working the next day? Ohh, good, now we can have a policeman sleeping on the job while someone gets raped in the back alley or robbers are fleeing gleefully after having robbed a bank. Well done, boy, great thinking! Try asking a pilot to work part time, boy. Give the presses some explosive news of a plane crashing, you fool!

And you’re asking people who have families to work on weekends. You are depriving children the quality time with their parents by suggesting this! Parents will neglect their children’s welfare if they come bak too tired to even make a witty conversation, what more entertain their children. My, my, it won’t be a wonder if there’ll be more of Nurin and Sharlinie’s case. If you want to be ignorant, please kindly keep your foolish thoughts that doesn’t bear the consequence of your words to yourself. Instead of encouraging people to work part time and work harder, you should tell people to be smart and get involve in some share market or forex. That, can generate income in a smart way if done correctly. Tsk, and you call yourself a minister.

4 comments

  1. warrior2 says:

    My first visit.

    I see it this way. There is so much that the govt or any group can do. The rest is up to each individual. Under a particular scenario, what does a man or a woman do if he/she is not earning enough to meet his/her commitments every month? Do nothing? Do something?. AMny have done nothiong and their familly suffers. MAny have done something and some have even taken up second and third jobs to supplement thier income.

    All these calls by individuals (be it from any party or govt) are mere suggestions or ideas or prompts. Absolutely nothing wrong with that.

    It is finally up to each individual to decide what is best under the various limitations and constraints and capacity as well as capability.

    Ofcourse they will be assholes and idiots who dont know how to do things right and manage thier time and energy as well as priotise. But thats life. These dumbos should not be a reason for others to be advised/encouraged to do something to better thier life!

  2. James says:

    Govt should ban gambling like 4d 5d 6d etc..u gain nothing from gambling..as the chinese say your a winner if u don’t gamble..these ppl are investing their hard earned money on numbers?i find it dumb to do so..ppl should use their money wisely as its not easy to earn them..u can see ppl lining up to buy numbers after work on certain days,all they get is fake hopes….no matter how many part times job u get..I’m pretty sure some of your salary goes to gambling

  3. Pas De Deux says:

    As a ordinary ppl and people might ignore our point of view… but come on, we maybe teens but we’re not stupid! I’m devastated that the Government only think about themselves, yea sure ” In the long run, we need to give a group of people more opportunities for income generation, to get themselves out of the pressure of food price and cost of living increases. ” yeah right… but what about other ppl point of view, none of us are sattisfied about it… in the end the only opinion that I’ve heard is from the minister… government ppl… sure there’s lots of complain from us regular ppl but such an attempt often leads to the minister who appear on tv and disagree about it. Sure, civil servant should take part time job… but for What? none of this can guarantee a better future. Prices can still rise and we will never know. If the civil servant should work.. so is the minister… what is the minister doing? Goyang kaki and ohh, giving advice to ppl on tv about we shouln’t say this and that …and etc. We’re humans,, not computers programme to do this and that all in one day. We’re not rich ppl la, rich ppl is the type that says ” Oh, the price will increase ah? Go ahead, as long as we got money we have nothing to worry about ” I heard some Datin said that when i’m on my way to the shop. Think about it, the government still want to push civil servant to take part-time job when they already busy with their current work… that cruel!!!

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