The pressure is already on with the next general election being less than a month away. Most recently, it was announced that Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim will be the next contender for prime minister of Malaysia if Pakatan Harapan (PH) wins the next election.
Anwar has promised the rakyat several things, yet other ministers might not agree with what he said, even if it may seem nice for the rakyat.
“The first thing I’ll do if I become the PM is to cut the pay and allowance of the ministers.”
Tan Sri Rafidah has earlier proposed the concept of the ministers’ salaries being reduced, and it appears that Anwar intends to carry it through. No ministers would be exempt, he made clear, according to Utusan’s claim that all Cabinet members will have their salaries and benefits reduced.
“If I am going to be the Prime Minister, Cabinet members have to be reduced, PM and Ministers will have pay cuts because we have to exhibit good examples,” Anwar added.
Anwar assured the populace that the wage decrease will be the first measure to take effect after his group assumes control of Putrajaya on November 20 in an effort to persuade them even more. Anwar said that given the current situation, he does not believe it is appropriate for him to be paid the full salary of a prime minister at this time.
“With the economic conditions right now, I’m not willing to receive full wage.”
Anwar stated that the leaders themselves must demonstrate their concern for the rakyat in order to win over the latter. The Malaysian Prime Minister receives a salary of about RM22,000 each month, according to MYPT3.
How large of a cut do you think Anwar would impose if he eventually takes over as Malaysia’s prime minister? Is Anwar your top pick for prime minister?