SHAH ALAM, 28 Nov: The Selangor Opposition Leader, Datuk Mohd Shamsuddin (BN-Sungai Burong) deems the salary hike for members of the state administration, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker, as well as Assemblymen in the state as appropriate and fair.
Shamsuddin said that this is because the last increase done in 2011 needs to be reviewed to be in line with the increase in duties, regardless of time and expense, for the people represented and the increasing cost of living.
“It is appropriate because it is in line from the perspective of salary adjustments made for the Dewan Rakyat, the Dewan Negara and also the aspect of revenue collection which is continuously increasing in Selangor.
“Selangor Assemblymen’s pay will be raised, but not exceeding 70 percent of the increase received by Assemblymen in Sarawak,” he said at the Selangor State Assembly lobby today.
Shamsuddin deems the increase as a motivation to all involved in providing the best service to the people in their respective areas.
Assemblyman (PKR-Seri Muda) Shuhaimi Shafiei said that the decision is an initiative to all parties involved in making a success of the state government’s policies.
“It is a review since the last time it was done in 2010 only involved Assemblymen. However now, it is more comprehensive, including the salary of the Chief Minister, Executive Councillors, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker. We hope that this will boost the spirit of all members of the government and legislative in administering better,” he said.