Tun M: Salaries Of Ministers To Be Reduced By 10%

As a way to decrease government expenditures.

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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has revealed in a press conference today, 23 May, that the salaries for all Cabinet Ministers will be cut by 10% to reduce government expenditures

The Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman was speaking to members of the media after chairing the first Cabinet meeting in Putrajaya, Channel NewsAsia reported. 

He said the Cabinet also discussed ways to reduce the government's staggering debt which now stands at RM1 trillion

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"This proves that we are concerned over the government's financial issues," the Prime Minister said as quoted by Malaysiakini

He also revealed that some senior civil servants are paid more than the Cabinet ministers. 

It was also reported that the decisions regarding key projects like the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail are expected to be made soon

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In addition to the salary cuts, he also announced the disbandment of the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) and the Malaysian Professors Council (MPN)

Malay Mail noted in its report that SPAD's functions will be absorbed by the Transport Ministry. 

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