No plans for six-hour working system for Malaysia civil service

Nov 8, 2016
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (PMD) Shahidan Kassim said Putrajaya had no plans to introduce six-hour daily work system for civil servants.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (PMD) Shahidan Kassim said Putrajaya had no plans to introduce six-hour daily work system for civil servants.

The government has no plans to implement a daily six-hour work system for civil servants because it takes into account the national productivity level that needs to be improved to attain developed nation status by 2020.

Bernama reported that Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (PMD) Shahidan Kassim said although the government took note of the advantages of the system, it was deemed not feasible at present.

“But the government is now implementing staggered working hours to provide flexibility in which employees can choose when to work.

“The working hours are 7.30am to 4.30pm, 8am to 5pm and 8.30am to 5.30pm,” he said when replying to Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff (PAS-Rantau Panjang) at the   Dewan Rakyat sitting today.

Zailah asked whether the government intended to implement the system of daily six-hour working hours and flexible working hours, especially for female civil servants with families.

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