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Agong Has Not Drawn His Salary Since Covid-19 Pandemic Started

Agong Has Not Drawn His Salary Since Covid-19 Pandemic Started

His Majesty was concerned with the economic situation which is putting pressure on the people’s lives.

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The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah had not taken a salary since Covid-19 hit the country.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said this was because the King empathised with the economic hardship faced by the people.

I want to inform you that Tuanku Agong has refused a salary since Covid-19, earlier than me. Your Majesty has not drawn any salary from the government since Covid-19.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on the King not drawing a salary.

Anwar made the remark during a press conference after recently chairing a Cabinet meeting in Putrajaya.

Previously, Anwar had taken a stance not to receive a salary for the post of prime minister as a way to restore people’s confidence, especially in the unity government he led.

Anwar was sworn in as the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia on 24 November.
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The Cabinet also agreed to carry out a salary cut of 20 per cent every month to show solidarity with the people’s hardships, notably rising prices.

Previously, the King had also taken a pay cut and other austerity measures.


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