KUCHING, July 30 (Bernama) -- State Secretary Tan Sri Mohamad Morshidi Abdul
Ghani announced that the federal government''s decision to pay a half-month bonus
to civil servants and a RM500 special payment to government pensioners will be
extended to the Sarawak civil service.
He said the state government had already approved the payments to about
20,000 civil servants and pensioners throughout Sarawak.
"The payments will also be made from Aug 9 so that civil servants
celebrating Hari Raya can make necessary preparations," he told reporters after
attending the breaking of fast with heads of federal departments and agencies,
organised by the Sarawak Federal Secretary''s Office here tonight.
Also present was Sarawak Federal Secretary Datuk Md Yahaya Basimin.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had announced the bonus on July