Agong takes 10% pay cut too

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V has decreed that he will take a 10% cut to his pay and emoluments until his reign ends in 2021. – EPA pic, June 11, 2018.

IN the wake of a controversial blog post questioning palace expenses, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V today announced that he too will take a 10% pay cut until the end of his reign in a show of solidarity with his subjects.

This unprecedented move is a clear sign that the king is also falling in line with popular sentiment.

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  • Any update on the RM256,907,470.00 spent over the past 16 months or so?

    Posted 4 years ago by Richard Chapbell

  • Hooray. Hidup Tuanku!

    Posted 4 years ago by Vib wis

  • The Agong didn't have to do this, presumably his predecessors didn't do this, but at this time, he chose to do this. This can only be an improvement, even if not perfect, and this is positive development. And he commits to do this till the end of his reign which is also positive. Great job!

    Posted 4 years ago by Seng Hong Teoh

  • A great encouragement for Heads of Governments and GLCs to reciprocate in functions and activities that do not directly contribute to the bottom line .

    Posted 4 years ago by Kukananthan Gnanamoorthy