PUTRAJAYA, June 9 (Bernama) — The entertainment allowance for the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Ministers and Deputy Ministers will be reduced by 10 percent effective July 1, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said today.
The move is part of the austerity measures to save public spending amounting to RM2 billion anually which include the freezing of paid leave for members of the Cabinet, aspects on travels for ministers, deputy ministers, government officers abroad, prohibiting renovation works on offices, the postponement in asset purchases and the holding of official functions.
“The government too feels the hardship faced by the people and felt that the leadership must show a good example in facing this challenge,” he told reporters after chairing the first meeting of the Council on Tackling Inflation, here.
Abdullah said the savings of RM2 billion would be utilised to assist the lower-income groups.
Currently, the monthly entertainment allowance for the Prime Minister is RM18,865, Deputy Prime Minister (RM15,015), Federal Ministers (RM12,320) and Deputy Ministers (RM6,000).
JM RAR AO
tu baru elaun entertainment..
elaun lelain..bape la agaknye..