Bonus payment for civil servants in conjunction with the Aidilfitri will depend on the capability of the government to do so.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak told reporters here that he would have to look at the ‘account book’ of the government first concerning the matter.

He was asked about the request for a bonus by Cuepacs recently. On July 6, Cuepacs president Datuk Omar Osman said the congress was looking for the best approach to ensure that the bonus paid to the 1.4 million civil servants would not result in certain parties taking the opportunity to raise the prices of goods.