Malaysia Minister Salary and Allowances
TheStar has recently published article on Malaysia Prime Minister and its cabinet salary. For the sake of comparison, they have also listed down some figures received by the Ministers in Singapore. You can see very huge different of amount paid to the Prime Minister in both country. Our Prime Minister salary is RM22k per month and of course excluding what ever allowances while the Singapore’s PM earned RM442k per month.
According to Statute Paper No. 235 of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration) Act 1980, MPs are afforded monthly allowances such as for entertainment (RM1,500), personal driver (RM1,200), travel (RM1,500) and telephone (RM900).
It said MPs are also paid an allowance of RM200 per day when they attend meetings in Parliament and RM150 when they attend any meeting, briefing, seminar or event organised by ministries or government agencies at the federal or state level that they are officially invited to.
Besides that, MPs can also claim, while on official duty, food allowances (plus 25% for tips) and funds for hotel room and laundry charges, parking and toll fees, and money for them to buy warm clothing and ceremonial attire.
Other perks MPs enjoy are free medical treatment for themselves, their spouse and children below 21 at government hospitals and clinics, computer, car and housing loans, free firearm and motor vehicle licences, as well as pension and gratuity for their services under certain terms and conditions.
The Malaysian Insider has reported that Sarawak Ministers will get salary adjustment soon, 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.
With Sarawak gets huge adjustment, how much exactly do you think the Prime Minister of Malaysia should be paid?