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NOW THAT SELANGOR HAS RAISED THE PAY FOR ITS EXCO, OTHER STATES MAY DO THE SAME. ALL THEY NEEDED WAS A LEADER, A BRAVE ONE!
IN PENANG, ELECTED STATE ASSEMBLYMEN AND MUNICIPAL COUNCILLORS WILL GET A PAY RISE.
Free Malaysia Today
Penang councillors get pay hike
The allowance adjustment will take place when the current councillors’ term of office ends this month.
GEORGE TOWN: Following elected lawmakers, now municipal councillors in Penang will enjoy a 100% hike in their salaries from next year.
State executive councillor in charge of local government Chow Kon Yeow said that the Pakatan Rakyat state government was in the process of formulating new salary structure for councillors in both island and mainland municipalities.
Last Friday, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng told the legislative assembly that the elected state assemblymen and women would enjoy an increase of nearly 46% in their monthly allowances from January.
The elected representatives’ current pay of RM4112.79 will be raised to RM6,000.
The Opposition Leader’s allowance has also increased from current RM1,000 to RM2,000.
The Perak state assembly sitting yesterday joined Selangor and Penang in approving a pay hike for its members.
According to Sinar Harian, the new pay from RM4112,79 to RM6,000 a month was approved as part of the state’s budget for 2014.
A separate motion granting every state assemblyperson an additional RM3,000 a month to operate their service centres also received the nod.
The special allocation was extended to all 59 state assemblyperson, including the opposition.
Johor Menteri Besar Mohamed Khaled Nordin says that Johor was not envious of Selangor assemblypersons’ pay hike and did not want to match their hike in pay.
The Johor government is considering a pay rise for all 56 assemblypersons commensurate with their workload and responsibilities, said Menteri Besar Mohamed Khaled Nordin.
He said however, the pay hike would not be as high as that of Selangor assemblypersons.
“We are studying the pay hike even though we are not entangle in a desperate situation,” he told reporters after opening the Johor Agro Expo 2013 in conjunction with the state-level Farmers, Breeders and Fishermen’s Day at the Ayer Hitam Modern Agriculture Project in Kluang today.
The Penang government is also expected to increase the monthly salaries of its 40 assemblypersons, albeit by 88 percent, and a proposal to amend a related statute may be tabled next week.
It is learnt that the statute – dubbed Statute Paper 1 2013 Penang – for the amendment is already in the parcel of documents handed out to all assemblypersons at the start of today’s proceedings.
Currently, the basic salary for each state representative is RM4,112.79 basic with a fixed allowance of RM2,000.
The fixed allowance includes RM500 (special allowances), RM500 (entertainment), RM400 (fixed transport allowance) and RM600 (driver).
If the increase is approved, the state representatives’ salaries will be increased to RM6,000 (monthly salary) and RM5,500 for allowances, bringing it to a total of RM11,500 for each assemblyperson.