NAJIB’S PROPAGANDA CHIEF GETS RM20K A MONTH SALARY – MORE THAN HIS MINISTER SALLEH KERUAK: WAN AZIZAH WANTS TO KNOW WHY

Pakatan Harapan president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has questioned the rationale behind director-general of Special Affairs Department (Jasa) receiving more than RM20,000 a month in wages.

Wan Azizah told the Dewan Rakyat today that this is more than the monthly salary of the communications and multimedia minister – who heads the ministry under which Jasa is located – but who only receives a salary of RM14,907 per month.

Under the Senarai Perjawatan 2018 (Staff List 2018)Jasa’s director-general is paid up to RM20,592 a month under salary code VU7, which is more than the pay received by the communications and multimedia minister,” she said.

“Jasa has a total staff of 272 and they will be paid RM12.8 million. What is the rationale for the emolument when Jasa is merely a campaigner for Umno-BN?” Wan Azizah asked.

She further questioned the necessity for the Jasa chief to be paid more than a minister and civil servants who have worked for decades.

“They should be paid directly by (the) Umno and BN headquarters instead of money from public funds,” she added.

– M’kini

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