A salary review for key positions in the Selangor government will be held by the legislative assembly when it convenes its November sitting, Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali said today.
It will cover the posts of menteri besar, the executive council members, the speaker and the deputy speaker of the assembly.
It is status quo for the state assemblypersons as the quantum they are receiving was deemed appropriate.
These decisions were made at a meeting between Azmin and the state exco this morning, the first he chaired as menteri besar. All ten new exco members he appointed were present today.
“We feel that the increase needs to be reviewed for its appropriateness and have decided to table it for review in the assembly,” Azmin said.
Former menteri besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim and the exco then proposed a salary hike of nearly 400%, and it was passed by the legislative assembly in November last year.
With the increase, exco members earned 231% more a month, from RM6,109.29 to RM20, 250. The menteri besar earned 106.4% more a month, from RM14,175 to RM29,250.
The speaker and deputy speaker received a monthly pay increase of 268% and 373% each, totalling RM22,500 for the speaker and RM15,750 for the deputy.
Assemblypersons received an 87% hike, from RM6,000 a month to RM11,250.
The last salary revision prior to this was in 2011.
But in April this year, the legislative assembly moved to cut the salary increase following criticism over its poor timing.
The menteri besar’s salary was reduced to RM14,175.15, the exco members to RM15,000, the Speaker to RM15,000 and the Deputy Speaker to RM12,000.
Khalid had then said that the cuts would be channeled to a state charity fund, the Tabung Agenda Merakyatkan Ekonomi Selangor. – themalaysianinsider