KUALA LUMPUR, July 8 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia's (BNM) new lending measures are for the good of civil servants and their families.
Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa said this is because a small take home pay by the heads of household will limit daily expenses.
"Head of families with high debt cannot afford to pay up and this will have negative impact on families," he told reporters after the opening the 'Jom Sihat Puspanita' seminar of the Wives of Civil Servants and Women Civil Servants Association (Puspanita) by his wife, Puan Sri Rohani Abdullah, who is also the president of Puspanita.
He urged civil servants to get involved in athletics or sports activities such as jogging or walking to maintian stamina and ensure a healthy body.
"We in the civil service work a lot in the office and this limited our movement. Occasionally, we need to be involved in sporting activities."
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Ali Hamsa urged department heads to ensure that their subordinates make sports activities as routine by visiting the gymnasiums available in several ministries.
Earlier in her speech, Rohani urged women civil servants to visit the Youth and Sports Ministry (KBS) gymnasium in Putrajaya on Mondays by paying RM4 per entry.
"The gymnasium equipped with trainers has three operating hours, from 7.30am to 8.30am, 1pm to 2pm and 4.30pm to 10pm," she said. - BERNAMA NAK2 NAK2 ZUB