It’s not the best time for salary raise with all the economic uncertainties. Nevertheless Sabah state assemblymen unanimously approved an RM2,000 or 66% increase of their monthly pay.
If previously they took home RM3,300 of basic monthly salary, the new increase will see them chalking up RM5,3000 each. That figure is yet to include allowances and claims, which can amount to multiple of the number.
Apart from the assemblymen, the Chief Minister, state cabinet members and the assembly speaker will also enjoy monetary increment in their pay.
Musa Aman, the current minister, will have the lowest percentage of salary increase, but knowing that his previous salary was RM14,300, then he should have little to complain about. His new salary will be revised to RM15,730.
The higher cost of living is understood to have been the reason for the salary increase.