KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 — Sixty per cent or 960,000 out of 1.6 million civil servants in the country have yet to own a home, according to the Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs).
Cuepacs president, Datuk Azih Muda, said of the total, 75 per cent were those aged 40 years and below.
As such, he said in conjunction with the Labour Day today, Cuepacs called on the government to give extra attention to home ownership issue among the civil servants.
“The government must also play a role in controlling house prices and building more affordable homes.
“Without the intervention of the government in fixing the price of houses, civil servants will remain unable to have a house of their own,” he told a press conference after the launch of Cuepacs’ Labour Day celebration by Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor here today.
The celebration themed ‘Workers Are Pillars of National Prosperity’, was also attended by Public Service Department director-general Tan Sri Mohamad Zabidi Zainal and 1,000 civil servants from various departments and agencies. — Bernama