Khalid’s pay: What RM29,250? It’s RM50k!

Above the basic salary, Khalid Ibrahim will also be drawing emoluments from other portfolios

Alyaa Azhar, FMT

Come end of January 2014, Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim would not be pocketing merely RM29,250 in salary, instead he will be receiving more than RM50,000.

This is because other than receiving salary for being the state’s Menteri Besar, he is also eligible to receive payments as a state assemblyman and member of parliament.

As revealed on Wednesday, his salary as the Menteri Besar has increased to RM29,250 while as the Port Klang state assemblyman, he will receive a salary of RM11,250.

Additionally, as Bandar Tun Razak MP, Khalid will earn RM6508.59. In total, from the three mentioned positions, Khalid will draw RM47,008.59.

All these excludes other fringe benefits he enjoys as the Menteri Besar such as RM100 per day for a domestic trip and RM500 on an overseas trip, with accommodation and transportation taken care of.

Former Selangor Menteri Besar Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo told FMT that Khalid is also provided a house and a personal driver. He also receives phone and miscellaneous allowances.

He also revealed that Khalid will receive RM5,000 for every corporation or board meeting he attends as the chairman. Meetings are conducted thrice a year for each corporation.

Khalid is chairman of the Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS), Selangor State Investment council (SSIC), Kumpulan Darul Ehsan Berhad (KDEB), Selangor Agricultural Development Corporation (PKPS) and Selangor Housing and Property Board (LPHS).

It was reported on Wednesday that Selangor’s Menteri Besar, elected representatives, executive council members, Speaker and Deputy Speaker will receive pay hikes effective Jan 1, 2014.

Under the new salary structure, the pay of assemblymen will be upped 87% from RM6,000 to RM11,250 a month while the Menteri Besar will have a pay rise of 106.4%, from RM14,175 to RM29,250.