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Malaysia has the most civil servants per capita in the world - Koon Yew Yin

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Koon Yew Yin, 25th May 2024

It is a human nature that most men would complain to their wives that they were overworked and the wives would tell their husbands to get some assistants. As a result, the number of staff increases as time goes by. In the same way, the number of civil servants increases in Malaysia.

Currently Malaysia has the most civil servants per capita in the world as shown below.

Name
Civil Servant
Population
CV/capita
Rank
Malaysia
1.7m
32m
1/19
1
S. Korea
1.17m
51.6m
1/44
2
Japan
2.74m
125.1m
1/46
3
Indonesia
4.54m
276m
1/61
4
Taiwan
0.37m
23.6m
1/64
5
Singapore
0.086
5.64m
1/65
6
USA
2.93m
333.3m
1/114
7
UK
0.50m
67m
1/133
8

We have a lot more civil servants per capita than any other country in the world. Why should Malaysia have 1 civil servant for every 19 citizens? Are we so stupid?

USA which is the richest nation in the world, has 1 civil servant for every 114 citizen.

A few days ago, I wrote an article with the title “Government must show economic improvement to win in the next general election”

Managing the country is similar to managing many business operations in every town and city in Malaysia. Government should reduce the number of civil servants to reduce management cost in order to show better economic growth.

While writing this article, I see the announcement by PM Anwar below:

While writing this article, I see the announcement by PM Anwar below: The annual increase in civil servants’ salaries in Malaysia has recently seen a significant boost. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced that civil servants will enjoy a salary hike of more than 13% starting from December this year. This increase is the highest in the nation’s history and involves an allocation of over RM10 billion. Anwar emphasized that the government aims to ensure that the minimum income for civil servants exceeds RM2,000 per month, which is currently at RM1,795 per month. The implementation of this increase will take into account overall aspects, and it won’t apply to those with poor work records or lack of focus. This move reflects the government’s commitment to recognizing the importance of civil servants and their contributions to the country’s economy. Private companies are also encouraged to follow suit in raising salaries to acknowledge the productivity of their workers.

My suggestion:

I am aware of the sensitive feeling of voters if PM Anwar openly declares that he wants to reduce the number of civil servants. But he can do it quietly by not employing replacements when old civil servants retire.

About 5 years ago, I wrote about our bloated number of civil servants. Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who was Minister of Home Affairs issued an order to arrest me. A team of police officers and policemen came to me house to take me for questioning at Jalapang Police Station.

I told them that I just Googled “Malaysia has how many civil servants?” and I got all the required information.

I told them that if they were to charge me in court, that would create more publicity. The whole world would laugh at Malaysia. After 2 hours of questioning, I was released.

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Ron90

while Malaysian include 300k security personnel, but other country even Korea have 500k army. UK civil servant 6 million, France 5.5 million, Germany 4.6 million.. not include their arm forces.

2 weeks ago

Ron90

The Singapore Public Service employs about 150,000 public officers working in 16 Ministries and more than 50 Statutory Boards. Within the Public Service is the Civil Service, comprising about 86,000 officers working in the Ministries. Its not 86k only !
- not include 50,000 arm forces
- small island, no need to cover huge jungle and kampung/rural area.

please stop using false and misleading data

2 weeks ago

speakup

releks bro. KYY is old man, give him a break

2 weeks ago

Starship2

KYY should do a thorough research and then draw his conclusions..Not having a biased view and trying to substantiate it ..Such a approach is prone to serious mistakes.. The defination of what constitute the "civil service" is different in different countries..Secondly one need to look at the types of free and subsidied services provided by the government...Should compare the quality of services like security, education, health, public amenities and other public goods offered by different countries to make a proper assessment..

2 weeks ago

Mynihar Nihar

If you're going to deceive, at least do it intelligently. Consider the numbers: soldiers, police officers, and teachers in Taiwan, including those working abroad. Taiwan only counts those employed by the federal government. On the other hand, Malaysia includes state government, local government, and statutory bodies in their counts.





2 weeks ago

Income

Uncle Ykk, you want war with Akmal or not because you hentam type M bohhh?

2 weeks ago

Income

This topic Ykk already brought up countless times. Dah basiiiiiii

2 weeks ago

paperplane

hehehe

2 weeks ago

sssivas

This is the beauty of Malaysia.....Malaysia Boleh

2 weeks ago

OnTime

ya, our civil servants r good at cutting down trees and not replanting them.

2 weeks ago

DreamSorcerer

kky might be an elder citizen deserving of some respect from younger others.

But I think he also needs to start learning to spare some respect for the sensitivities of others that he is sharing his country with. And not be spewing anything he likes from his bitter butt sore arse about some sensitive topic as and when he feels like some ranting and raving.

2 weeks ago

DreamSorcerer

Okay, about his thread topic, let's take a close neighbour of ours on the southern edge of Asia, namely Australia.

There were 2,430,400 public sector employees in the month of June 2023 comprising: 350,300 employees in Commonwealth government (including defence force personnel); 1,871,900 in state government; and. 208,200 in local government.

2 weeks ago

DreamSorcerer

That means that for a country of only 27 million people, Australia has a per capita public sector staffing ratio of close to 1 per 10 people, which is substantially higher than what he has spouted for Malaysia.

2 weeks ago

DreamSorcerer

Ron90:

"while Malaysian include 300k security personnel, but other country even Korea have 500k army. UK civil servant 6 million, France 5.5 million, Germany 4.6 million.. not include their arm forces."

Excellent counterpost from you, dude. Good for calling out some of the BS continually being spewed and spouted by KYY about this country.

2 weeks ago

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