Sarawak State Legislative Assembly sitting allowance may have been overlooked, says minister

Published date28 May 2022
Publication titleMalay Mail Online

The sitting allowance of the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) Sarawak members might have been overlooked throughout the years since 1980, as no one has ever brought up the matter in the august House, said Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Datuk Seri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

Referring to what Daro assemblyman Safiee Ahmad stated during the debate on the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak's address in the august House on Thursday, with regard to the review over the allowance rate of DUN members, Abdul Karim believed that having such review was 'timely'.

It is understood that for every single DUN session held, members of the Assembly would be given an allowance of RM50, significantly lower than the sitting allowance for district councillor, despite the DUN being the highest legislative body in Sarawak.

'On average, the sitting allowance of a...

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