Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman in Parliament today listed the advantages of severing as a minister or lawmaker in Malaysia. He gave detailed information on the benefits a minister enjoys at these positions. He mentioned that ministers get a gratuity of up to RM2 million when they resign, regardless of their tenure.
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Syed listed the advantages including a monthly salary of RM55,000 per month, an official residence in Putrajaya, a plot of land in the federal administrative capital, a driver, and a holiday allowance of RM100,000 minimum every year.
He revealed that even if an MP, serves as a minister for one day he will be granted gratuity of more than RM1 million. During the 12th Malaysia Plan Parliamentary debate, Syed questioned if a minister will receive gratuity just once or every time they resign, considering if they have served for three years under three different administrations.
Syed further stated that politicians receive huge pensions. Throwing more light on the issue, he explained that there are separate pensions for assemblymen, MPs, senators, speakers, deputy ministers, ministers, and the original minister.
He explained that this means if a person has served under different entitlements, he would be eligible to receive separate pensions as well.