MAVCOM Chief's RM85,000 Monthly Salary Comes From Money Paid By Flight Passengers

The commission's estimated collection is RM35 million per annum.

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Yesterday, 30 May, Transport Minister Anthony Loke revealed that the MAVCOM executive chairman earns about RM85,000 a month

MAVCOM executive chairman General (Rtd) Tan Sri Abdullah Ahmad.

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Loke said the executive chairman’s salary increased by 8% from RM78,300 in the two years since the aviation governing body was established in 2016.

The Seremban MP added that the salary is more than the prime minister's RM20,000 a month pay. 

The current executive chairman is General (Rtd) Tan Sri Abdullah Ahmad.

It has since been revealed that the salary is paid by flight passengers

The Star Online reported that the salary "comes from money paid by flight passengers."

Loke in a Malay Mail report said MAVCOM is not funded by the government although it was given an initial grant of RM90 million when it was established in 2016.

A RM1 levy was imposed by MAVCOM earlier this year, requiring every traveller departing from Malaysian airports to pay the regulatory fee.

Loke revealed that MAVCOM's estimated collection is RM35 million per annum while their operational cost is set at RM25 million a year

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The Edge Markets noted that the commission's annual budgeted expenditure includes salaries for 59 staff.

Moving on, he assured that all the collections and expenditure by MAVCOM will be reported to Parliament every year, to ensure transparency.

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