Recent announcement in RM2 bil cost cut, I got shock to know holiday privilege given for "mini"ster with no limits to where "they" can go with all family members. Where these money taken from? Tax payer or Oil company profit? Why can’t they use own money to go for holidays?
The poor and middle class are struggling even to buy a bag of rice and gov sponsoring ministers for holidays??? I don’t agree with this even though it is for seven days and within Asean country. At this testing time while the nation facing food oil crisis, every single cents must be saved for the benefit of people.
I never heard before people die because can’t go for holiday. But there is millions who are dying and many have died because unable to have this basic need of live.
...and 10% cut of entertainment allowance seems like wayang kulit for me. Why not 41% cut?
Those in power are chosen by people to serve public not to serve themselves.
|PM makes RM2 bil cost cuts after fuel hike|
|Chan Kok Leong | Jun 9, 08 7:16pm|
After its inaugural meeting today, the Anti-Inflation Council announced cost-cutting measures in line with the government's decision to cut fuel subsidies last Wednesday.
Echoing Second Finance Minister Nor Mohamed Yakcop's suggestion that mega-projects will be reviewed, several perks enjoyed by ministers and their deputies will be cut too.
Cabinet members will also see their annual all-expenses-paid holidays restricted with immediate effect.
Overseas travel for work will also be limited to conferences and major international assignments, the prime minister told reporters after chairing the meeting at Putrajaya this evening.
Measures to help people
Abdullah said the RM2 billion cost-cutting package was aimed at softening the blow after an unpopular 41 percent fuel price increase.
Abdullah, whose position is now even more tenuous after last week's overnight fuel price hike, defended the decision which has sparked protests and public outrage.
Abdullah said the government will continue to review planned mega-projects, including major infrastructure plans slated to cost billions, and only those deemed essential will proceed.
The council, which met for the first time today, is headed by the prime minister and has 28 members.