KOTA KINABALU: Sabah state assemblymen are in for an increase in salaries and allowance of up to 50% under Budget 2015.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman, in announcing the budget on Friday, proposed the increase in salaries and allowances for state administration members (including assemblymen, Speaker and deputy Speakers), as a way to recognise their contributions to the development of the state.
“The government agrees to review the schedule of salaries of members of the state administration and allowances for members of the Legislative Assembly which was adopted since 2009,” he said.
“To meet the requirement, the government proposes a 50% increase of salaries of members of the state administration and allowances for members of the Legislative Assembly with effect from Jan 1, next year,” he added.
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