Friday, June 13, 2008

Do you know how much the Menteri Besar earns monthly?

I called a press conference in Seremban this afternoon to call on the Negeri Sembilan state government to cut down on allowances for the Menteri Besar and EXCO members as a sign of sharing the burden with the people after the huge increase in fuel prices. The PM and Cabinet Ministers had cut 10% of the their entertainment allowances and cap their yearly holiday to ASEAN destinations. This of course not sufficient given the lavish spending by those in power all this while. However, i want to focus on NS state government in this statement.

I call on the MB to cut at least 50% of his and other EXCO's entertainment allowance and freeze all overseas paid holidays immediately. Do you know how much the MB of Negeri Sembilan earns every month and other perks given to him? Let me just give you a breakdown of his perks:

MB's allowance : RM14,175.15
ADUN's allowance: RM 4112.80
Entertainment : RM5,500
Chairman of EXCO: RM4,400

Fixed allowance every month : RM28,187.95

Other perks:

Appointment allowance : RM10,000 (one-off)
Official residence
Furniture allowance : RM5,000 (yearly)
Household staff : real expenses or RM3000 monthly
Free water and electricity
Free telephine services in official residence
2 official car
Driver's expenses all paid for

On top of that, the MB can enjoy a yearly paid holiday:

2 first class air ticket (no limitation to which destination)
(a first class ticket using MAS for KL-LONDON-KL cost RM30,400)
Economy class ticket for 1 officer and 3 children
Living allowance while overseas RM500 daily
Meal allowance RM300 daily or real expenses
Hotel (no limit, according to receipt)
Winter clothing RM3000 (once every 3 years)

For an EXCO, the monthly fixed allowance are around RM15,222. The exco member also enjoy a free holiday once in a term. The maximum is equal to 2 first class ticket for KL-LONDON-KL or RM30,000 cash.

Do you agree that the MB and the EXCO member should at least slash some the allowances by half to demonstrate "leadership by example"? If even the Ministers have to limit their holidays in ASEAN, why can't the MB? Isn't the slogan "Cuti-cuti Malaysia" sounds familiar to you?
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31 comments:

Eric Chor said...

sure..their allowances is from people..Now,people are suffer from inflation,they must do sth for us...

K V Soon said...

YB, great info. We should all send email the MB to ask him to CUT, CUT, CUT his expenses

jenny said...

Every year we paid the taxes to government to hope government will do something better to change our poor lifestyle.But they have done nothing for us.
Why we need to bear all the cost on MB's holiday and entertainment? We also worked hard and help our bosses or company to earned more money for them,but we never getting any allowance from them for our holiday. Who's to be entertained by the MB? Please list out to let people know whether these guest was very important to the state government in state development.
By the way, MB has received highest allowance from the state government, has he help state government to raise the infrastructure and lifestyle for the peoples of Negeri Sembilan. The percentage of case criminal around us has increased day by day. Have MB worried about that?
People of Negeri Sembilan, PLEASE AWAKE AND OPEN YOUR EYES TO SEE CAREFULLY, WHAT IS OUR FUTURE OR FUTURE TO OUR CHILD?

Liz Yap said...

Mr Loke, thanks for always upgrade ur blog. I knew u , very busy these fews time, because the price of the petrol increase many and many. I felt very hard in this country. Salary low, price of the thing high. AIIIIII!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, should cut. The saved money should be used to help those lower income groups to fight the hit of inflation

muhammad salleh said...

YB Loke,

Ini sudah bagus. Keep on doing the good work. Expose more !!!!

Anonymous said...

Well done, YB Loke. We are proud with you. Keep up a good job

mamato said...

bagus YB, tak rugi saya pangkah kamu. Please expose more about their assets

Loke Siew Fook said...

Terima kasih atas komen anda semua...saya berjanji akan terus mendedahkan apa-apa maklumat yang saya perolehi baik dari Parlimen atau DUN untuk makluman dan pengetahuan umum.

Saya percaya bahawa ketelusan dalam pentadbiran dan maklumat kerajaan adalah senjata utama untuk memerangi rasuah dan penyalahgunaan kuasa.

Ihya said...

bagus yb loke..teruskan usaha membongkarkan segala maklumat. Jaga kesihatan anda. jangan takut dalam berjuang..

Voon Yuen Woh said...

Dear YB Loke,

They are 2 issues involved: How much an MB should be paid vs the performance of our current MB.

On the former, the MB's (as well as ExCo members, the Federal Ministers, and in fact all civil servant's) salary should be attractive enough to attract the best talents. This is the policy of some governments like Singapore. How much should an MB be paid? Singapore pegs the PM's salary to the average of the top 5 bank's CEOs'.

We need to answer this question separately from the performance of the current MB. If he doesn't perform, just change him but pass the MB's salary to the next candidate. We should pay the MB what an MB should be paid. A worker deserves his wages. And we should then demand that he performs well without being corrupted and always seeking to be just and compassionate to the Rakyat in all his decisions. If we pay peanuts, we get monkeys?

Anonymous said...

Go pembangkang go!

Salwani said...

Somehow I agree with YW Voon.

We have to give them what they deserve. CEO of big companies also receive almost 50K a month, so why shouldn't an MB get a good perks. Managing and leading a state is not an easy job.

What we don't want is rasuah. If we give small salary to the MB, of course he will take rasuah. If the government has already pay that much, please don't receive any rasuah.

What we want to know is rasuah by MB and EXCO. Is there any 10% rasuah(for instance) on any projects by MPs. It happens everywhere in BN states previously

chong said...

great info..what the about if you can show how much u can earn compare to MB

Pemuda Malaysia said...

kenapa u mahu compare dengan MB? Itu adalah kelebihan dia kerana menjadi MB...Kalau gaji dia sama dengan kakitangan awam, baik tak payah jadi MB..itu adalah keistimewaan dia sebagai MB dan i rasa u akan nikmati perkara yang sama kalau u jadi MB..tapi i rasa u tak layak jadi MB sebab u cakap kat parlimen pun tak ader kaliber..

PEMUDA MELAYU said...

Teruskan usaha YB Loke membuka minda rakyat Negeri Sembilan. Kami Pemuda Melayu Negeri Sembilan menyokong sebarang usaha YB Loke untuk mendedahkan kepincangan dalam pentadbiran kerajaan Negeri Sembilan. MB NS pegang 4 portfolio EXCO, adakah dia menerima semua empat elaun EXCO tersebut ? Lagi satu soalan adakah barisan EXCO N.Sembilan mereka yang berkelayakan dan berpengalaman ? Dengar cerita ada yang lulus SRP je jadi EXCO, betul ke ?

HIDUP PAKATAN RAKYAT NEGERI SEMBILAN.

PEMUDA MELAYU DUN RANTAU

Anonymous said...

keep it up with your good work YB Loke, pls proceed with for the sake of rakyat.

sumiha said...

Wow, I didn't know they earn that much. Thank you for informing us! ^_^

Anonymous said...

Grow up politicians, I don't mind our politicians getting good perks and high salary, after all that's one of the way to fight corruptions. Try to focus more on how to grow our economy, fight corruptions, this way it'll benefit the citizens as we go along. So I stress again, grow up politicians! Don't just do all this publicity stunt!

Lissa said...

Not only MB but everyone of them should cut cut their allowance.

That's included of PM and his Assistant...If they truly care about care about us.This would not had happen. Why don't they do the rebate yearly instead this year.

TF said...

Cheer Cheer for Old St.Paul's! Keep up the good work. You make your alma mater proud! :)

TF

Anonymous said...

i feel sorry to my mother when i visited her lately, she was quiet most of the time and whenever she talked, it's concerning the price of the food etc that keeps going up. She seem over concern about everything. Being >70 years old, we feel helpless due to Sleepy Head's decision.

I really hope the NS can fall into PR control next GE. Let's work harder to have our dream come true.

Yeen said...

I was at Singapore last week. Whenever I step on the ground of Singapore, I am amazed with its excellent town planning and public transport system. Back to my home state, I do not think the MB lead team is doing any good changes for negeri state for the past few years, why should they be paid that high? We rakyat really do not know what are they doing daily. Do they really scratch their head to improve the standard of living of negeri rakyat? If not, why should they receive such big amount of remuneration? Tell us what have they done for negeri. Seremban public transport are damn poor....I do not think it is an excellent job by the right CEO, so give them executive price...why not...

Anonymous said...

pemimpim tidur lena sbb perut kenyang harta melimpah rakyat dalam kegelisahan...lu fikirlah sendir1!!!!!!!!!

Mich<:> said...

First of all I'd like to know what value-add do these MBs have for the people and the states??? On what ground they deserve an annual holiday perk? Especially in N. Sembilan, what development have they contributed? There were plenty of noise made on development but I see nothing was done:
- The public transport in Seremban is as bad as 20 years ago (I'm not sure about other areas)
- The residents forever face with water rationing problem during festive seasons, especially during Chinese New Year
- Safety is getting worse... Break-in cases are rising
- No infrastructure development. I see only lavish spending on unnecessary neon lights and landscaping, and many more..

To me, with this super package, cutting their 10% entertainment allowance is just a gimmick to calm the citizens. Our government should cut the MB's fixed allowance by at least 30%. remove furniture allowance, cut the paid holiday to alternate year and limit the total holiday package to RM20K.

The total package for EXCO should also cut by at least 30%!

In a nutshell, they just don't deserve this super package!

addy norirwan said...

helo loke, apa yang sebenar u nak bagi tahu? Kenapa u nak sibuk pasal gaji orang? U chinese tau, ini tanah melayu, mengapa orang melayu perlu nak ikut cakap u? Orang cina di seremban semua tak sedar diri tau.. Kenapa waktu isa samad dulu u boleh undi dia? Lu orang cina semua nak tanahkan? Orang cina tak malu ker ambil tanah orang melayu? Orang cina seremban semua tidak sedar tau, sewaktu MB NSDK suruh semua orang cina pindah ke pasar baru, then apa yang u jawab? Gan kong seng u mesti kenalkan, kenapa gan kong seng u sokong? Malu sikit tau, ORANG CINA HANYA MENUMPANG SAHAJA DI MALAYSIA lagi-lagi di NEGERI SEMBILAN. Kalau semua blogger nak tahu, kenapa orang cina tidak mengundi BN baru-baru nie? Orang cina tidak berpuas hati kerana tidak dapat tanah yang dirasuahkan.. ORANG CINA MEMANG TIDAK MALU.. MB NSDK bukan MB macam negeri lain... MB NSDK seorsng yang buat kerja ok.. Saya orang PKR tapi kalau u nak gaduhkan orang melayu, u silap besar. INGAT LOKE, U MEMANG SILAP BESAR....

Lissa said...

HEI KAWAN, KALAU NAK CKP ITU BERLAPIS LAPISLAH. JGN MALUKAN ORANG PKR...ATAU U INI SAJA CAKAP AWAK INI PKR. KITA CERITA PASAL SUBJECK LAIN DAN JGN NAK CUBA LAGARKAN SESAMA BANGSA. SAYA INI ORANG MELAYU JUGAK TAPI SAYA TENGOK ORANG MELAYU KITA LAGI TERUK DARI KAMU CAKAP. CAKAP ITU BERPADAH PADAHLAH...

najmi harith said...

we as a malaysians must respect our leader regerdless his/her races,religion and culture..stop fighting and lets us reunite for the sake of our NEGRI SEMBILAN..i as a malay and a residence of Taman panchor jaya does not care who is the next leader but the most important things is about his leadership..i also as a form 4 student is very dissapointent about the current political situation which is too bad for our economic growth... NAJMI HARITH,NEXT NEGRI SEMBILAN STATESMAN...

Anonymous said...

Hello Mr.Loke,Saya amat simpati diatas rasa tidak puas hati anda dan juga kepada pemuda dun rantau. Berkenaan dengan elaun yang MB terima tu kenalah dengan jawatan yang disandang nya.Kita kena ingat segala permasaalah yang ada didalam negeri ni adalah di bawah tanggungannya.Buat apa dia nak pening kepala nak melayan bermacam kerenah.Apade hal dengan elaun yang diterima sekrg ni.Kalau nak dikirakan gaji dia dengan C&C pun dah berkali kali ganda dari apa yang dia dapat skrg ni.Dia tak pandang pun!So saya cadang Y.B carilah isu lain yang lebih bermakna.Utk pemuda dun rantau pula ingat ingatlah sikit patutnya anda bersyukur yang MB ni orang rantau dan dah banyak perubahan dah di buat.Walaupun saya ni diketegori pengundi atas pagar namun saya pikir dan berbangga bilamana MB nya datang dari orang kampung saya juga.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Loke,
I believe you can do better than this kind of cheap politic. Grow up!

Anonymous said...

why do we make a habit on ourselve not to ask others bad doing, try to improve ourselves and impress others with our good deeds and not talking and condemming others