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Minimum Salary Is Within Selangor State Government Means

SHAH ALAM: Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said the move to implement the RM1,500 minimum salary for employees of government-owned companies was made within the state government’s means.


He said this when winding up the debate on the 2012 Budget in the State Assembly today.


When tabling the Budget recently, Abdul Khalid said the minimum salary for the state government-linked companies would be carried out next year.


He said it was aimed at encouraging the companies to conduct training programmes to enhance the skills of their workers.


He also denied claims by opposition members in the State Assembly that the state government was discriminating the state public servants by implementing the minimum salary only for employees of the GLCs. — BERNAMA


Read more: NST and Bernama

Selangor Targeting to Allocate RM1.5 Billion For 2012 Budget


Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim menteri besar selangor

Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor government is targeting to allocate RM1.5 billion for the 2012 Budget by emphasizing on welfare programmes in the state, said Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

He said that out of the total, RM700 million would be allocated for welfare programmes which, among other things, aimed to narrow down the imbalance in income in Selangor.

“Our objective is to narrow down the income gap which appears to be growing wider in Malaysia. Development for the haves must be continued, but we are fully committed to ensure that the poor will not continue to be trapped in the clutches of poverty,” he said in a statement here.

Abdul Khalid said the allocation would not be used merely as a handout but as seed funding to encourage the people to be self-reliant and to develop their own economic base.

He said the state government also planned to reduce the profit margin of government contractors from 30 per cent to seven per cent.

“We do this to eliminate the practice of middleman which resulted in a serious leakage which is detrimental to the people,” he said. –BERNAMA

Source: NST

Photo courtesy of Abdul Khalid Ibrahim FB