PUTRAJAYA, Dec 14 — Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has not taken a salary since COVID-19 hit the country because His Majesty is concerned with the economic situation that has taken its toll on people’s livelihood, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

“I want to inform you that His Majesty has rejected taking salary since the start of COVID-19, much earlier than me…I think it would be good if we make this clear,” he told a press conference after chairing the Cabinet meeting here today.

Anwar has previously stressed that he will not take any salary, both as Prime Minister and as Finance Minister to restore the people’s confidence, especially in the Unity Government led by him.

Anwar was appointed as the 10th Prime Minister of Malaysia on Nov 24.

All members of his Cabinet have also agreed to take a 20 per cent pay cut which is their way of showing solidarity towards people and the tough times they are facing.


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