PM discusses TN50, pension raise, with Gov't Pensioners Foundation

HANA NAZ HARUN




KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Government Pensioners Foundation held a meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in Putrajaya on Friday to discuss the direction of the foundation and the role pensioners can play in helping the government.

Its chairman, Tan Sri Aseh Che Mat, said the meeting also touched on the role of pensioners in the 2050 National Transformation Programme (TN50).

"We told the Prime Minister that we support the TN50 and (we) have formed a special committee that is headed by (former Economic Planning Unit director-general) Tan Sri Sulaiman Mahbub," he said.

Other foundation members at the meeting were Sulaiman, Admiral (Rtd) Tan Sri Mohd Anwar Mohd Nor, former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar, former Universiti Teknologi Mara vice-chancellor Tan Sri Ibrahim Abu Shah and former Education director-general Tan Sri Alimuddin Mohd Dom.

Also present were Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services’ former president Datuk Omar Osman and former Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development Ministry secretary-general Datuk Musa Mohamad.

During the meeting, the foundation also asked that the government consider an increase in pension payments to retirees.

Aseh said that Najib promised to review the matter, but his decision would depend on the capability of the government to do so.