Monday, April 29, 2013
GE13: Army personnel have a more secure future with time-based promotions, says Najib
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said a private with no serious disciplinary problems would be promoted to the rank of lance corporal within three years.
Najib said a lance corporal would assume the rank of corporal in just five years under the same system.
"There will not be any more personnel who retire as a private but a corporal at the very least.
"This system will ensure a better future for all army personnel and their family," he said in his speech during a gathering with army personnel at the 4th brigade mechanise base in Batu 10 near here.
Also present was his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
Najib, who is the Pekan MP, said the grades of army personnel were also synchronised with that of the grades of civil servants.
"As the head of the Government, I will ensure equipment and logistics for the security forces as well as the working environment are enhanced."
"This is the pledge all previous leaders have made and I shall continue with this policy," he said.