Malaysian prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced that his newly appointed Cabinet has agreed to a 20% pay cut to their monthly salaries.
He made the announcement earlier today (5 December) at a press conference, after which he held a meeting with his cabinet ministers.
He explained that their pay cuts will continue until the Malaysian economy recovered, and they will then review the pay cuts.
Anwar further explained that the pay cuts are to show the government’s concern for the people, and he expressed his gratitude to his ministers for agreeing to the pay cuts.
The meeting between Anwar and his Cabinet ministers was the first Cabinet meeting for the federal ministers under the Pakatan Harapan chairman.
Anwar, who is also the Minister of Finance, has previously mentioned that the measures to help reduce the public’s burden and ways to stimulate Malaysia’s economy are his cabinet’s top priority.
He also mentioned during the press conference that his Cabinet will be focusing on getting rid of corruption and good governance.