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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Former PM and Drinking Too Much Cola

Two news articles in the Star caught my attention today:



Five-day week plus Cola for civil servants


Quality time: The Government has agreed in principle to a five-day week and a Cost of Living Allowance (Cola) for the country's one million civil servants. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said a five-day week would benefit civil servants as they could spend more time with their families.


At first I thought the government is reducing the work day week AND giving civil servants a fizzy drink every week. Oh yeah, sure, like that’s gonna placate Cuepacs. Anyways I found out it was actually Cost of Living Allowances (NOT Coca-Cola).

While some private corporations is pushing their staff to work longer hours (at least 10 hours a day) and longer weeks (no less than 6 days), this must be great news for the civil servants.

But don’t you agree quality of work and service in the 5 working days is also subject to improvement as the quality of life in the 2 days of weekend?


The other important newsfeed of the day:




Dr M: My legacy will speak for me


KUALA LUMPUR: The most important thing in the fight against corruption is to ensure that a culture of viewing the practice as normal and acceptable does not develop, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.
“For me, this is a question of inculcating noble values, not about catching people,” the former prime minister said.
He said this at a press conference at his residence here in response to a column in the Sunday Star by The Star’s deputy group chief editor II Datuk Wong Chun Wai.


Ah, well, there’s gonna be fireworks.


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3 Comments:

  • That guy is being unnecessarily defensive, which speaks of his sense of guilt. Don't we already notice he's shooting his mouth rather frequently these last few weeks?

    By Blogger fishtail, at 5/31/2005 06:14:00 pm  

  • On one hand, happy for the civil servants to have reduced workdays. But on the other hand, hmm... if Sat is not a working day, when can I settle personal things that need to go to the govn department har? Looks like in future have to take leave to run personal erants loh...

    By Blogger Lazy Bone, at 5/31/2005 07:45:00 pm  

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