Excerpt below from Malaysiakini story today on Khairy justifying the “fat salaries” given to outsiders currently taken into government.
“Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today justified high salaries for officers contracted to government agencies, saying they are needed to attract top talent.
In a series of tweets to DAP’s Serdang MP Ong Kian Ming , Khairy said that it would be “shortsighted” to argue otherwise.
‘You obviously disagree with bringing (in) top individuals with private sector experience to improve public service. How shortsighted…
‘Realistically, we need to pay to get the best. Plus, many still take a pay cut (to join government agencies). As I said, shortsighted,’ he said on the microblogging site.”
DAP’s Serdang MP Ong Kian Ming responded to KJ saying he (@imokman) doesn’t disagree with bringing the officers in but they should just be paid public sector salary as “after all, it is national service, or so many claim”.
Glad to hear that the Youth Minister’s staff brought in from outside are doing “national service” in his Ministry. How patriotic.
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