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Malaysian Govt Servant Misses More Than 2,000 Days of Work, Finally Gets Fired

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We’ve heard of employees ‘ponteng‘-ing work every now and then, but this takes things to another level!

Recently, it was revealed that a civil servant from the Ministry of Education was reportedly fired after he failed to show up to work for 2,002 days, which is nearly five-and-a-half years!

This incident was addressed by Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, who mentioned this ex-employee as an example of how important it is for civil servants to maintain their integrity, and how they should work hard to avoid getting fired.

“This incident happened in a rural school and we do not actually know how the employee could be absent for up to 2,000 days,” Mahdzir stated at the launch of the ministry’s Integrity Day, according to Astro Awani.

“We don’t know what the problem was – the principal was persuading the employee to come to work for years.”

Although he mentioned that the person worked at a school, the Education Minister did not clarify whether the staff was a teacher, and said that he could be a clerk or lab assistant. 

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He added that some employees work in rural areas and understood that many of them face problems when it comes to commuting to work, saying,

We take into consideration the fact that civil servants staying in rural areas sometimes are forced to take a boat for six hours, then drive for two hours before walking for another four hours to finally get to work … but I’m not saying that’s what happened (in this case).

On top of that, Mahdzir also stated that 55.4 per cent of cases involving employee misconduct in the Ministry of Education between 2010 and October 2017 were related to absenteeism. Plus, more than 68 per cent of these absenteeism cases involved executives, while the rest involved management level personnel. 

What do you think of this case? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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