The Buck Stops at the Cabinet, Starting With a Ten  Percent Pay Cut

MALAYSIA BAHARU

The Buck Stops at the Cabinet, Starting With a Ten Percent Pay Cut

The 14th Malaysian cabinet met for the first time today, setting the tone for the nation’s brand new administrative direction by shaving minister’s salaries, dissolving dud agencies and clearing the cobwebs from ivory towers.

The first post-cabinet press conference by the newly minted Pakatan Harapan (PH) government was a much awaited one. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad did not disappoint when he announced immediate measures promised to voters in the PH manifesto. Reporters too were in full force, and upbeat with their questions. Judging from their line of questioning, some of those asking already knew what happened during the post-cabinet meeting before Mahathir faced the media. The reporters were throwing every query they can think...

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