Consumerist: Premier Najib’s 11 Measures To Slash Public Spending Welcomed!

Dato Jacob George

Consumerist: Premier Najib’s 11 Measures To Slash Public Spending Welcomed!

It is a telling statement and I certainly welcome it!

It’s about time!

Pak Jib’s decision to initiate cost cutting measures from the highest levels will now go a long way to cutting our public culture of over spending and abuse of public monies entrusted to the administration to holistically manage!

Among the measures to be introduced include cutting the entertainment allowances of Ministers and Deputy Ministers by 10%; requiring all government ministries, agencies and premises to cut their electricity bills by 5%; cutting the toll payment facilities for senior government officers by 30%; and reducing the use of event management companies and door gifts for conventions and government functions involving public servants.

What about expensive corporate shirts for launchers?

That must go too!

May I also suggest that all international travel be revisited on its need and urgency, which includes conferences, and local and international travel be only on the national aircraft and on cost cutting budgets!

And the recent decision on salary and perks rise for politicians be rethought across the board!

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