The civil servants in Malaysia may find their retirement to be extended from 56 to 60 years old. According to the prime minister Dato’ Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the current retirement age of 56 is too low and longer life span and better health should be taken into account.
The civil servants who reach the age of 56 possess wealth of experience, and the experience is highly useful for them to continue contributing to the government. Abdullah also pointed out that 40 years old was used to be regarded as age of maturity but many people are at the prime of their life when they are in their 50s.
Abdullah also wary that some people would not be agreeable to this new retirement age threshold, hence assured that a thorough consideration will be put in place before any firm decision is made.