Pay raise for military personnel

The Ministry of Defence is looking at a new salary scheme for military personnel at all levels.

Defence Minister, Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the new scheme was being drawn up in recognition of the role played by the military so that the scheme would at least be similar to other civil service schemes in the country.

He said as there were officers with professional status in the armed forces such as pilots, engineers, medical officers and various others, a new salary scheme was appropriate to give recognition to this group.

“Almost half of the military personnel are involved in the professional and technical fields, so the salary scheme for them should not lag far behind compared to the professionals outside the government service,” he said when addressing Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) personnel at the Gong Kedak RMAF Base, yesterday.

– Bernama