Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Salary Increase of Selangor Exco is not frozen but deducted

Top leaders of selangor State will still get a pay rise as decided at the Assembly meeting (Dun) last November, however, the income may be deducted for the purpose of injection into the fund of the state for the people's welfare program.

Exco Housing, Building and Urban Explorers, Iskandar Abdul Samad said that salaries of ministers, speaker, deputy speaker and the members remain up as agreed among Bill Members of the Administration and Members of Legislative Assembly (Remuneration) Amendment of 2013, but it is being deducted not frozen as reported .
"Rising wages remain as approved by Dun however it will be deducted to put into state Fund to implement welfare programs for the benefit of the people of Selangor.

"Percentage for each position being is different," he told The Star yesterday.

He as a Selangor PAS commissioner said that, salary will still increase as approved by Dun because they are not easily altered.

"If you wanted to change the salary, it must be rolling in Dun, it's too complicated . Therefore, We decided the salary of ministers, speaker, deputy speaker and the members are cut to be channeled into state Fund for charitable causes, " he said.

Iskandar who also a Cempaka assemblyman said that the state government decision to deduct the new increase wages effective January 1 is based on the basis of caring and empathy with the the cost of living skyrocketing among people of selangor.

"This is what we agreed for the sake of people, however the wage increases among assemblyman from RM6,000 to RM11,250 will not be cut,"he added.

Earlier, Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, inform the proposed increase was made based on workload among board members regardless of time and effectiveness of the reforms to the executive and the legislature.

Meanwhile, State Health, Entrepreneur Development, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Alwi Daroyah correct the statement in a report yesterday that the salaries of Chief minister, speaker, deputy speaker and the members are cut and not frozen as informed.

"The salary is not frozen but cut. However, wait for the announcement of the chief minister for the percentage and the terms and conditions of cuts," he said.
Source : Sinar Harian


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