1 Jun - 1 min read
Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has revealed that he and the members of his Cabinet will be undergoing a voluntary three-month salary cut.
“I would like to convey the support of all ministers and deputy ministers who will not be receiving their salaries for three months starting June 2021,” said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. “The salaries will instead be channelled to into the Disaster Trust Fund to help fund Covid-19 expenses.”
The prime minister pointed out that a similar act of solidarity had been carried out during the first movement control order (MCO) last year. In March 2020, the members of the Malaysian cabinet had taken a two-month paycut and the savings were also channelled to the Covid-19 relief fund.
Thie three-month salary cut was announced as part of a “closing move” to the government’s latest PEMERKASA+ Covid-19 lockdown aid package. The PEMERKASA+ package has been valued at RM40 billion, of which a total of RM5 billion is considered direct fiscal support.
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