PETALING JAYA: The Prime Minister, all ministers and deputy ministers will contribute two months of their salaries to the Covid-19 Fund, says the Prime Minister's Office.
The statement from the Prime Minister's Office, issued on Thursday (March 26), also said that the 32-member cabinet and the 38 deputy ministers will have their pay automatically deducted and channelled to the fund.
"The Cabinet meeting on March 25 agreed that two months of the Prime Minister, Ministers and Deputy Ministers salaries will be deducted and channelled to the Covid-19 Fund.
"This step shows the earnestness of the government to assist those who have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
"The Covid-19 fund was launched on March 11 as a government effort to assist the people who have been affected by the pandemic.
"As of yesterday (March 25), the total of contribution collected including government grants stands at RM8,493,103.48," said the statement from Prime Minister's Office.
The cabinet of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, under Perikatan Nasional, was appointed on March 10.