There’s this negative stereotype that the greedy Chinese will sell even their grandmother. With regard to one particular household where the Indian hubby has been trained to speak Cantonese, this adage will not come as a surprise. Even babies are cynically exploited.
So what’s the price that old granny will fetch? Or what is the price that babies are made to pay to keep the holy water flowing?
RM16,400! Ni lah amaun gaji dinaikkan.
This RM16,400 figure is the quantum of the whopping pay rise awarded Hannah Yeoh whose Speaker’s salary is now RM22,500 per month. The previous Speaker was paid RM6,100.
The Adun’s salary is increased by RM5,250. So taking both together, Hannah’s pay rise (KENAIKAN gaji) after the announcement totals RM20k.
It obviously pays to have her appointment tweeted 10 times in a single day by The J-Star. In the same vein, it pays that the English language press are so keen on protecting Hannah Yeoh’s media darling reputation that they’re deliberately downplaying the hyper inflation of her Speaker paycheque.
The partisan English media also failed (deliberate again) to highlight that Hannah’s salary does not stop at RM22,500. There is the RM11,250 basic salary received by every Selangor Adun. Furthermore, and we’re talking the old rates here, the various special allowances for the Adun comes up to close to RM11,000.
Adding Speaker’s pay, Adun’s pay and Adun’s allowances already total some RM45,000 in take-home. Inipun kita belum diberitahu lagi apa dia imbuhan-imbuhan lain (elaun, perkhidmatan percuma, dll) yang Puan Speaker layak terima.
I repeat: The pro-opposition English media is burying this story angle.
Trust the deceitful Dapsters to dodge the real issue, which is the 3-digit percentage increase of their party legislator’s salary (note: the Adun’s salary increased by 87% compared to Hannah’s which tripled from RM6,100 to RM22,500).
Keep your eye on the ball
Don’t allow yourself to be deflected. The crux of the issue, as rightly pointed out by Gerakan Youth chief Tan Keng Liang and Umno MP Abdul Rahman Dahlan — incidentally, both labelled as “low class BN politicians” by Hannah Yeoh — is the massive pay hike.
But just examine the sneaky methods by which Hannah Yeoh tries to deflect the current negative publicity.
She wails to her 84,508 devoted twits: “My 2 babies have only toys and not involved in any companies doing business with govt.”
Errr … what has her two famous “babies” got to do with Khalid Ibrahim’s decision to give Madam Speaker a RM20k payrise? Is she saying that the Menteri Besar should give mommy more money because the kiddies want more toys?
Why so eager to drag her young kids into the political arena?
Never in the history of Malaysia has a politician, of any ethnicity, ever exploited his or her children with the same grasping greed as Madam Speaker.
From the day her babies were born, they have been made into the gimmickry political capital with which to feed her personality cult that is paying dividends now. In cash.