KUALA LUMPUR: Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa today denied reports claiming that government contract workers would have their services terminated by December, this year.He said the government did not intend to terminate the contracts of its staff this year. "It's a false news and a lie spread by irresponsible individuals with no authority," he said in a statement here today.
A news portal reported today that government contract workers would not have their contract renewed, but instead would find it to be terminated from December this year. The portal, citing sources, said the information was obtained from a meeting on Monday morning. Meanwhile, the Congress of Unions for Employees in the Public and Civil Service (Cuepacs) has urged its members not to believe the online news report.
Its deputy president II Mohd Shaman Jaes said Ali Hamsa, has already issued a statement that the government did not intend to terminate the services of its contract staff this year. Mohd Shaman claimed the false news was deliberately created to stir up anti-government sentiment among contract staff.
"Every now and then, irresponsible parties are creating issues to spoil the good relations between the civil service and the government."It's important for government employees to filter whatever they read and seek clarification from Cuepacs or the Public Services Department, instead of believing everything that appear online or go viral on social media," he said today. — Bernama