Gantian cuti rehat 150 hari

PUTRAJAYA 12 Dis. – Bermula tahun depan, kakitangan awam boleh mengumpulkan cuti Gantian Cuti Rehat (GCR) atau ‘golden handshake’ sehingga 150 hari, pertambahan sebanyak 30 hari berbanding 120 hari sekarang.

Presiden Kongres Kesatuan Pekerja-Pekerja Dalam Perkhidmatan Awam (CUEPACS), Omar Osman berkata, pekeliling mengenai perkara itu akan dikeluarkan tidak lama lagi.

* Pada masa ini, kakitangan awam menikmati Gantian Cuti Rehat sebanyak 120 hari.

* Satu keputusan yang baik walaupun dalam masa yang sama kerajaan menetapkan mulai Januari 2009, kelayakan cuti tahunan bagi kakitangan awam baru akan dikurangkan lima hari

* GCR merupakan cuti tahunan yang dikumpulkan bagi digantikan dengan wang apabila seseorang kakitangan awam itu bersara.

* Ketika ini, kakitangan awam boleh mengumpulkan maksimum 15 hari cuti tahunan mereka dalam setahun untuk dimasukkan dalam skim itu.

* Katanya, ia bagi meningkatkan produktiviti sektor awam, sejajar dengan peranan sektor itu sebagai nadi utama pembangunan negara.

* MTUC anggap tidak rasional dan tidak sepatutnya dilaksanakan.

* Keputusan berkenaan yang dilihat lebih merugikan kakitangan awam.

* Kebajikan yang sedia ada untuk kakitangan awam sepatutnya tidak boleh dikurangkan. Kerajaan seharusnya bertindak mempertingkatkan kebajikan pihak berkenaan dan bukannya mengurangkan cuti tahunan mereka.

Source: Utusan Malaysia Online @ 13/12/2008.

 

Civil servants promised more money in exchange for shorter leave

PUTRAJAYA: Civil servants have been promised a bigger “golden handshake” in exchange for having to give up five days of their annual leave.

Cuepacs president Omar Osman said civil servants could now accumulate 150 days of annual leave – instead of 120 days previously – in exchange for cash upon retirement.

“This is a huge sum. For instance, those drawing a RM2,000 salary upon retirement will get RM10,000 as their golden handshake. That means we can accumulate up to five months’ annual leave.

“We are also happy with the government’s explanation that the reduction in the number of annual leave by five days is only for new entrants into the civil service.

“For those already serving in the civil service, we will ask them not to accept the government’s option but to remain under the old scheme,” he said after meeting department director Tan Sri Ismail Adam at his office here yesterday.

Civil servants are entitled to a maximum of 30 days’ leave if they have served for 10 years.

Asked if the bigger “golden handshake” would only be offered to those civil servants who choose to reduce their amount of annual leave, Omar said everybody would be entitled to it.

It is believed that the Government would be tabling an amendment to the Pensions Act for the new “golden handshake” rule to take effect.

Omar had previously expressed unhappiness with the government’s decision to slash the number of leave days for those joining the civil service from Jan 1, who would only be entitled to 25 days’ leave regardless of their tenure.

Those who are already civil servants can either reduce their annual leave by five days or maintain the old scheme in a move by the Government to promote efficiency and productivity.

One reason for the reduction was that civil servants already had too many days off and public holidays, and that many did not finish their annual leave.

Omar said Cuepacs accepted the government’s explanation and agreed that civil servants had too many days off because they were no longer required to work on Saturdays.

“However, we will still bring this matter up to our congress meeting in January. In the meantime, we will explain to our members not to take up the government’s option,” he said.

Source: The Star Online @ 13/12/2008

 Sex party-goers in for anti-climax

JOHOR BARU: It is an offence to organise sex parties, says Johor Tourism, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Committee chairman Hoo Seong Chang.

He warned those behind such merry-makings to “think twice” as the relevant authorities would act sternly against them.

“It is an unhealthy activity,” he said when commenting on a planned mega sex party rumoured to be held here to usher in the New Year.

Hoo urged people not to bank in their money, as requested by the organisers, as they might most likely be cheated.

District officer Mohd Jaffar Awang said there was no application to organise the mega sex party, adding that action would be taken against the host if there was any.

The Star reported on Monday that invitations to the sex party were enclosed in New Year greeting cards and were being distributed in Kuala Terengganu with a note and a web address as contact to make bookings.

Apparently, the party organisers required all males to attend the function without their underwear while the females had to go in g-strings and be prepared to take it all off when the clock struck midnight.

Interested patrons are required to bank in RM250 into an account as booking fee and the men were advised to bring along condoms.

It was also learnt that participants from as far as Batam (in Indonesia) and college students from Kuala Lumpur and Malacca would be attending the party.

Source: the star @ 31.12.2008

AWAS! JANGAN DITIPU OLEH PEMINJAM WANG ( KINA KAPITAL TAWAU / CEMASRIA SDN.BHD TAWAU )

Peminjam yang selalu membuat pinjaman wang dari syarikat-syarikat peminjam wang (money lender) dinasihatkan supaya berhati-hati serta berwaspada apabila berurusan dengan mereka.Pastikan setelah habis membayar hutang atau pinjaman, dapatkan surat perjanjian pinjaman yang anda tandatangani semasa mula-mula buat pinjaman dan juga buku bank serta kad ATM anda.

Ini berikutan beberapa kes yang berlaku dimana peminjam sudahpun membayar habis hutang mereka tetapi selang beberapa tahun mereka dapati money lender masih lagi menyenaraikan nama mereka sebagai masih berhutang dengan money lender tersebut, dengan kata lain hutang belum lagi HABIS dibayar. Dan yang parahnya, money lender tersebut menghantarkan data peminjam yang kononnya masih berhutang dengan mereka kepada CTOS sdn.Bhd.

Contohnya ada peminjam yang meminjam wang di syarikat money lender Kina Kapital ( Cemasria Sdn.Bhd.) Tawau sebanyak RM4,000 pada tahun 2002.Semasa buat pinjaman,  peminjam telah menandatangani satu surat perjanjian meminjam wang di syarikat tersebut,  buku akaun bank serta kad ATM bank dan salinan kad pengenalan peminjam telah ditahan / disimpan oleh money lender tersebut.

Pada tahun 2005 peminjam telah habis membayar hutangnya dengan syarikat tersebut dan buku bank serta kad ATM bank peminjam  telah dikembalikan oleh money lender berkenaan. Bagaimanapun beliau terkejut besar apabila dia mendapati beliau masih lagi disenaraikan sebagai berhutang sebanyak RM5800.00 dengan money lender tersebut semasa beliau membuat permohonan pinjaman perumahan di sebuah bank dimana pegawai di bank tersebut menyatakan bahawa beliau  berhutang dgn sebuah sykt (money lender) dan juga nama beliau juga disenaraikan dalam CTOS. Ini menyebabkan permohonan pinjaman perumahannya ditolak oleh bank.

Apabila dihubungi, money lender tersebut iaitu Kina Kapital (Cemasria Sdn.Bhd.) mengatakan yang si peminjam tidak membayar hutangnya dan konon mereka masih menyimpan buku bank & kad ATM bank beliau tetapi tidak dapat membuktikannya apabila diminta. 

Pada kebiasaannya semua money lender akan menahan/menyimpan BUKU BANK dan KAD ATM BANK peminjam DAN hanya akan DIKEMBALIKAN kepada peminjam selepas HUTANG  sudah DIBAYAR SEPENUHNYA. Selagi hutang belum habis dibayar dengan sepenuhnya, SELAGI itulah Buku Bank dan Kad ATM Bank TIDAK DIKEMBALIKAN.

Oleh itu, LAPORAN POLIS adalah option yang TERBAIK yang perlu  ANDA buat sekiranya anda mengalami masaalah seperti ini dan salinan laporan polis tersebut mungkin sebaiknya dihantar kepada CTOS untuk membersihkan nama anda yang tersenarai dalam senarai CTOS tersebut.

Dipetik dari Surat Khabar.