PM gets salary of RM22,800 a month

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 — The prime minister receives a monthly salary of RM22,826.65 according to the Members of Parliament (Emolument) (Amendment) Act 2005 which came into effect on January 1, 2004.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said the deputy prime minister was paid RM18,168.15 while Cabinet ministers are paid RM14,907.20.

The monthly salary of a political secretary effective from January 1, 2004 was RM5,709.99, he said.

He said this in his written reply to N. Gobalakrishnan (PKR-Padang Serai) on the salary and allowances received by members of the Cabinet, political secretaries as well as the total emoluments and allowances paid to members of the Cabinet from 2005 until 2009 at the Dewan Rakyat sitting today.

Nazri said the total annual salaries paid to members of the Cabinet last year was RM5,470,942.40 and RM5,783,993.60 in 2008.

He said a total of RM5,858,529.60 was paid in 2007 while RM5,858,529.60 was paid in 2006 and RM6,007,601.60 in 2005. — Bernama