Thursday, November 28, 2013

Fat Pay Increases

On Wednesday, the Selangor state assembly had approved fat pay increases for themselves with effect from January 01, 2014. 

The menteri besar's monthly wage would be increased from RM14,175.15 to RM29,250 (+106%); state executive committee, from RM6,109.29 to RM20,250 (+231%); Speaker, from RM6,109.29 to RM22,500 (+268%); Deputy Speaker, from RM3,327.50 to RM15,750 (+373%) and state assemblypersons from RM6,000 to RM11,250 (+87.5%). 

Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim (left) is extremely generous insofar as salaries are concerned. In other areas, he is plain stingy. Anyway, why the hefty salary hikes? Why now? Why the indecent haste? 

Does he know the meaning of "reasonableness"? 

Pray, what is the justification?  Khalid's explanation thus far is lame.

This move smacks of self-promotion and selfishness. 


I was in KL’s Mont' Kiara this evening for the Ireka Toastmasters meeting. There, on Level 18 of Wisma Mont' Kiara, I evaluated the third speaker. He was presenting his tenth Competent Communication speech. I was not that familiar with the club and so I didn’t have expectations. Still, I was pleasantly surprised that it turned out to be a good meeting. I am going to award the meeting with a 7 over 10 score. 

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