KOTA KINABALU: Sabah government announced on Thursday (June 10) that there will be a 50% pay cut for two months for all of its Cabinet ministers and assistant ministers, effective this month.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor, who is also State Finance Minister, announced the state Cabinet decision following the State Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday (June 9).
"All Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) assemblyman will also forgo 30% of their salary for a month.
“All savings will go towards a Covid-19 fund to manage this pandemic, and we, in the GRS government, stand in solidarity with the people in these trying times, ” he said during the press conference after a working visit to the Sabah police headquarters here.
Hajiji also announced the Covid-19 Bantuan Sabah Prihatin 3.0 totalling RM120.5mil, and a further RM34.4mil for the food basket programme to all affected sectors.