However, in my contentment of pleasure, I am still afraid of the impact of this decision. The salary increment is just for the 1.02 million government servants, while the other 23 milions of workers will just have to bear the grudge. Hopefully the price of goods in the markets will not follow the same pattern as the salary. If not, the private workers will have a rage.
There were times when everybody doesn't fancy to be a government servant because of the low paycheck. Now everybody is racing to get hold of the SPA8 examination forms in order to secure a job in the government offices. It's not that I am not thankful with the increment, but as an inside person, I know how government servants do their jobs. They are of course not the most dilligent workers on earth, not even close. I hope with this increment, they will double up, or even tripple up their effort to serve the people of Malaysia better. As for me, I will still do what I usually do, serve the nation by moulding up our national assets...the university students.
In order to make all the people of Malaysia happy, I hope the private sectors will also take the same step and give appropriate salary increment to their workers. Let's just make it equal for everybody and continue having a peaceful life in our country.