Agong Is Taking A 10% Pay Cut In A Show Of Solidarity With The Rakyat
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V has decreed that he will be taking a 10% cut on his salary and emoluments until the end of his reign in 2021
In a statement, Comptroller of the Royal Household Wan Ahmad Dahlan Haji Ab Aziz said that the King is doing so out of concern for the country's economic situation and wishes to join the rakyat in alleviating national debt
The King has also decreed that the palace will not be hosting its annual Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house at Istana Negara this year. Instead, the budget will be allocated for the needy.
Previously, Cabinet ministers of the Pakatan Harapan government also agreed to take a 10% pay cut in
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