Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim will announce several fixed remunerations for civil servants, including teachers, in the next week or two.
Anwar, who is also the finance minister, said he would chair the first management meeting on the salary scheme adjustment this week.
"I think the old approach to the salary adjustment scheme needs to be revamped. Wait for the announcement and some adjustments within the next one or two weeks," he said at the Cakna Madani Programme with education services officers at the Universiti Sains Malaysia health campus near Kubang Kerian in Kota Bharu yesterday.
Also present was Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek.
On July 13, Anwar said a proposal would be made for the civil service salary scheme to be improved in stages based on the country’s economic capabilities, and that it would be discussed in a meeting with Chief Secretary to the Government Mohd Zuki Ali and Public Service Department director-general Zulkapli Mohamad before the state elections on Aug 12.
Anwar said that reasonable and fair remuneration would be given to civil servants in the country since there had been no increase for quite a long time.
"This adjustment is to increase the salary scheme of teachers and other civil servants and, thus, reduce the salary gap.
"This is not because of the coming state elections, but I want to be known as Anwar who is caring," he said.
He also said that he would continue to fight against corruption and eradicate the practice of stealing from the nation’s coffers.
"I will continue to speak up about governance and corruption, I will fight to the end. Insha Allah, I will do it if Allah gives me the strength to save the country," he said.