Saturday, April 11, 2015

A 146% Increase that is Just Too Much

Yesterday, Malaysian parliamentarians passed a Bill to raise their allowance from RM6,508 to RM16,000, a 146 percent increase that is just too much.
The Members of Parliament (Remuneration) (Amendment) Bill will also see the allowances for Senators increased from RM7,000 to RM11,000.
MPs' salaries have been revised in 1992, 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2005.

In case you're interested to know, this selfish act will cost our cash-strapped government RM31.97 million a year. 
Is this the right time to give themselves a hefty raise? Do they know the hardships of the ordinary rakyat during this time? Blardy shameful!
On Thursday, I attended the Satu Hati Toastmasters meeting and thanks to Reuben Raja, I even delivered a CC speech #7 titled “Be Unhappy to Be Happy”. An interesting speech, if I may say so myself. I would score this meeting a 4 over 10 only because we didn’t start on time.

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