Cutting ministers’ pay won’t help workers, say economists

Hailey Chung Wee Kye

Economists say reducing ministers’ salaries would not do much beyond mollifying the people who are highly dissatisfied with the cabinet’s performance. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 19, 2021.

SOCIAL media users have been baying for a massive cut in ministers’ salaries so that these politicians too could feel the impact suffered by the ordinary people, whose incomes have dropped.

Following new government data showing the median salary fell by 9% last year, many Malaysian have expressed their anger over the large salary gap between the ministers and the average person.

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