Review pay rise for top office bearers, Azmin urged

Review pay rise for top office bearers, Azmin urged

PETALING JAYA - PKR adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim wants Selangor Mentri Besar Azmin Ali to review the pay hikes for the state's top office bearers which was approved last year.

Anwar said PKR also supported the move by Azmin, the newly appointed mentri besar, to re-­examine the Kinrara-Damansara Express­way proposal, the state's water supply restructuring agreement and several land approvals.

Anwar hit out at Azmin's predecessor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim for not consulting PKR, DAP and PAS on the issues.

"The Pakatan Rakyat leadership council, which is represented by the three party leaders, had already asked Khalid to reduce the quantum of the pay hikes which just does not make sense, but it never happened," Anwar told a press conference at the PKR headquarters here.

The Selangor state assembly in November last year approved a pay hike of up to 400 per cent for state assemblymen, deputy speaker, speaker and mentri besar.

Anwar said the state assembly would have the final say on the matters but added that the water restructuring agreement needed to be reviewed to ensure that it did not just benefit "two or three indivi­duals".

Anwar was evasive when asked about the criticism of PKR by the Sultan of Selangor who expressed regret over the party's insistence at continuing with its political agenda in removing Khalid.

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