A bill approved today will result in fat pay hikes for the leaders of Sarawak.
The Malaysian Insider reports:
The remuneration of the chief minister will rise from RM13,000 to RM39,000; deputy chief minister, RM11,500 to RM35,000; senior minister and state assembly speaker, RM9,000 to RM30,000; ministers, RM9,000 to RM27,000; assistant ministers and assembly deputy speaker, RM7,000 to RM21,000; state assemblymen, RM4,500 to RM15,000 and political secretaries, RM3,000 to RM9,000.
As if that’s not jaw-dropping enough, the increment will take effect from 1 January last year!
While they enjoy fat salaries, many ordinary Sarawakians live in poor conditions.