Come to me if you need help, Najib tells pensioners

Come to me if you need help, Najib tells pensioners

PUTRAJAYA: Pensioners should seek out the Government if they need help, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.

"I prefer you to look to me than look for someone else," he said.

Besides pension and allowance issues, he said there could be other matters including welfare issues that needed more attention.

"Come (to me) and we can talk," he said when launching the Government Pensioners' Foundation here yesterday.

Also present were the foundation chairman Tan Sri Aseh Che Mat and Public Service Department director-general Tan Sri Mohamad Zabidi Zainal.

Najib said the foundation could be the best platform for the pensioners, currently numbering about 750,000, to communicate with the Government.

Pensioners, he said, could still contribute in various ways to ensure the nation achieves its targets.

"There are about 1.61 million civil servants and with the support of 750,000 pensioners, we can have a very strong and solid government.

"I know that getting a 100 per cent support in a democracy is very difficult but I also know that the bigger portion of pensioners are strong government supporters," he said.

Najib also announced an allocation of RM5mil as a launching grant for the foundation to organise its programmes.

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