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Malaysia’s Cabinet member takes two-month pay to COVID-19 fund

09:51 | 27/03/2020

Seventy members of the Malaysian Cabinet have decided to take a two-month pay cut and the savings will be channelled to the COVID-19 fund.    

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In a photo taken on March 16, 2020, Prime MInister Muhyiddin Yassin (centre) speaks during a press conference at the Prime Minister Office in Putrajaya, Malaysia.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

This move demonstrates the government’s commitment to helping those affected by the Covid-19 outbreak,” the prime minister’s office (PMO) said in a statement yesterday.

The Covid-19 fund was launched by the government on March 11 as part of its effort to help the people of Malaysia affected by the outbreak.

The PMO noted that as of yesterday, the amount of donations accumulated into the fund, including government grants, is RM8.49 million.

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