The White House has released its latest salary list for its employees which adds up to US$39 million per year. Now if the White House can do that in the interest of accountability and transparency, how about the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Department?
See Upshot report here.
And you can find a list of the salaries for each White House employee on the White House website here with an accompany note that reads:
Since 1995, the White House has been required to deliver a report to Congress listing the title and salary of every White House Office employee. Consistent with President Obama’s commitment to transparency, this report is being publicly disclosed on our website as it is transmitted to Congress. In addition, this report also contains the title and salary details of administration officials who work at the Office of Policy Development, including the Domestic Policy Council and the National Economic Council — along with White House Office employees.
Since Apco is trying to promote a positive image for Malaysia in Washington, why not recommend to the Prime Minister’s Department that it follow the White House practice and disclose the salaries of all the Department’s staff, along with their job titles?
That would be more impressive than any public relations gimmick.