Good news for all Malaysians: the salary increase for civil servants. Actually it is better news for the traders, big and small. They've already increased the prices of things and services. Servants of the private sector? They'll surely get their share in terms of bonuses, at least. Malaysians in agriculture are getting better incentives. With the right connections, they'll get big bucks; if they haven't already. People with the 'extra' coming their way should stash the 'extra' away for a rainy day (in unit trusts? how about gold?: any comments please?).