KUANTAN: Following the decision for civil servants to take a pay cut, the Pahang Mentri Besar and state executive council members will also follow suit by donating 10% of their salaries to the state Covid-19 fund.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail (pic) said he and the ten excos had decided to take the cut in salary for three months from April to June.
"Our salaries will then be donated fully to the Tabung Covid-19 Pahang, which has been set up by the state government.
"This decision is taken with a feeling of responsibility and sympathy towards the people from all racial, age and occupational backgrounds who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic," he said in a statement Wednesday (March 25).
Wan Rosdy hoped that the donation would encourage more to come forward and also contribute to the fund.
After an amendment in 2015, the Pahang Mentri Besar's monthly salary had been set at RM30,000, while the state excos had their salaries amended to RM14,000 each.
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