Our former Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq lodged a police report after RM250,000 was stolen from his house in March. Since then, he was accused of taking bribe money and corruption allegations.
To explain the source of income while he was still a minister, Syed Saddiq recently decided to wrote a post on his Facebook which talked about ministers’ monthly salaries and also allowances.
Saya makan duit rasuah?
Baca sendiri & tolong RT. pic.twitter.com/ojW533omkm
— Syed Saddiq (@SyedSaddiq) May 11, 2020
“Until now, I don’t understand why some of the ministers still need to take bribes. High salary, high allowance, and it isn’t including the one-off payments received,” he said in the statement.
Syed Saddiq listed out the total of monthly salary and allowances as a minister just as below:
- Minister’s monthly income + parliament member (excluding additional incentives) – RM55,000
- Annual vacation (Allowance) – RM70,000
- Daily food and drinks (Allowance) – RM180
- House moving – RM10,000
- Dining sets(pinggan & mangkuk) – RM42,000
- After being dismissed as minister – RM150,000
It’s up to RM187,700 yearly if we calculate all the claims!
After Syed Saddiq had shown his transparency about his earnings, it took a lot of discussions among the public. Many netizens praised for his bravery but some felt disappointed with the disparity of earning between ministers and the people.
Something’s incredibly off with Malaysia’s economic distribution when a minister’s elaun pinggan mangkuk is worth ~3 years of a minimum wage work’s salaries.
And their annual vacation allowance?
Can pay the monthly salaries for about 18 fresh doctors. https://t.co/9jV3lkD7LV
— Faizal Hamssin (@faizalhamssin) May 11, 2020
Kalau Saddiq tak tulis ni sampai la ni kita taktau menteri ada allowance pinggan mangkuk AND FOR WHAT
— The Huda (@nabilahudatahar) May 11, 2020
Menteri punya Elaun Pinggan Mangkuk one-off pun sampai RM42,000
Rakyat punya E-wallet 30 Ringek one-off pun mintak balik
— حافينازي (@Hfnz9) May 11, 2020
I appreciate yr honesty YB, but seriously, I’m flabbergasted by the amount of allowances awarded to a single person. It’s mindboggling after watching the news tonight that there are families out there who literally eating rice with garam & giving their babies condensed milk&water
— ℍ𝕦𝕤𝕤𝕖𝕚𝕟 𝕂𝕙𝕒𝕝𝕚𝕕 (@_husseinkhalid) May 11, 2020
I really hope you maintain your convictions & idealism, @SyedSaddiq , throughout your entire life. People change & I hope you don’t, except for the better. Because the young generation need role models like you to look up to. In politics there are not many
— cammy duduk rumah diam diam ㅇㅅㅇ (@AilemracY) May 11, 2020
Source: Free Malaysia Today