KUALA LUMPUR: Ministers and politicians’ allowances should be cut to support the government efforts to better manage the country’s finance, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
“If there is a need to cut, then cut (ministers and politicians’ allowances).
“What is important is that we need to look at today’s needs to manage the country’s finances responsibly,” he was quoted by The Sun Daily telling the press conference after visiting several houses hit by soil movement in Taman Kelab Ukay, Ampang earlier today.
Azmin added that the previous government Barisan Nasional (BN) has left the country in a big financial crisis which had an impact on the economy as well as the people, due to corruption and abuse of power and spending unwisely.
Minister of Youth and Sports, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman yesterday urged the government to cut the allowance of politicians and ministers, instead of civil servants `allowance.
The two ministers expressed disagreement to the government`s move to cut the Critical Service Incentive Payment (BIPK) for new doctors, nurses, engineers and other professionals joining the civil service starting on Jan 2020, next year.