Former Minister for Youth, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman gave an account of what Malaysian ministers are paid.
We have no reason to think that the money involved is different now under Perikatan Nasional (PN) For all we know, Muhyiddin Yassin has increased the payments. Who knows? Do you?
Someone is making life difficult for Syed Saddiq. Probably a tit-for-tat gesture because he has been vocal about PN.
In March, RM250,000 cash was stolen from a safe in Syed’s house. The MACC claimed that they can only complete their probe once he and his parents declare their assets, which they did today.
Syed detailed the amount of salary and allowances that he received during his tenure as a cabinet minister to give us a picture of how much he was making then.
As a minister and an MP, he said he took home RM55,000 a month.
He also received other allowances totalling RM70,000 for annual vacations.
He was allowed RM180 for daily food and drinks, and RM10,000 to move house.
He also received a one-time crockery allowance of RM42,000.
He added that when he lost the job as a minister, he received another one-off payment of about RM150,000.
Syed Saddiq confirmed that he had never given any contracts to parties when he was a minister, adding that all contracts were given through the tender evaluation committee.
He said he had practised an open tender system for all contracts, and was one of the first few ministers to declare their assets.
He also asked why he would lodge a police report on the missing cash if it was really linked to bribery and corruption.
We must thank Syed for revealing what Umno-Baru ministers have kept quiet all this time.
No wonder, Umno-Bar is itching to be returned to power.
No wonder PAS politicians are desperate to become ministers.
No wonder, Muhyiddin Yassin has a bloated cabinet and on top of that, has to appease the Malays in the bloated civil service.
So, now we know. Muhyiddin rewards loyalty more or less in the same manner as disgraced Najib Abdul Razak’s “Cash is king” philosophy.
Guess who picks up the tab….
Yup the rakyat is paying for all these luxuries.
PN politicians hidup macam raja (live like kings) and they have the cheek to tell the rakyat to tighten their belts.
Remember when Najib told us the same. Save money. Make it stretch further, but behind the scenes, he was bleeding us dry.
Muhyiddin, the champion of the Malays, is just a worse version of Najib.
You know what to do in GE-15. That is if Muhyiddin and his National Security Council does not suspend democracy.