Saturday, June 24, 2006

Civil Servants Should Strive For Good Health, Says PM

KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 (Bernama) -- Government employees should strive to keep fit and stay healthy and not solely focus on improving their productivity, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said.
"Indeed, we all want greater development and a stronger economy, but we must be healthy and happy too," he said when officiating the 32nd Finance Ministry Sports Carnival at the Bukit Jalil Stadium here Saturday.
"Civil servants should do lots of exercises and participate in sport activities to maintain optimal health," he said.
He said sports also brought people together and helped enhance inter-personal as well as inter-departmental relationships.
"It is meaningless to live long when we are not healthy. We do not want our society to have this problem," he said.
Abdullah also stressed that civil servants should participate actively in sports activities organised by Government departments or ministries.
Among the agencies that participated in the carnival were the Treasury Department, Bank Simpanan Nasional, Royal Customs and Excise Department, Inland Revenue Department, Employees Provident Fund, Bank Negara Malaysia, Securities Commission and Property Valuation Department.

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