Saturday 30 November 2013



NOV 13, 2009


SHAH ALAM: Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim yesterday announced the appointment of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the state's economic advisor. The Menteri Besar made the announcement in his winding speech of the state budget 2010 at the State Assembly here today.

He said Anwar will be sitting at the state economic advisory council for the state’s economic stimulus package. The council was formed last April in to assist the state in implementing its the stimulus package which includes cleaning and developing the Klang River, urban renewal, restructuring of Selangor water industry, enhancement of paddy yield, reviving abandoned housing projects, expanding transportation system and reviving abandoned housing projects.

There are eight other members in the council which include Tan Sri Ramon Navaratman, Tan Sri Clifford Herbert, Datuk Zainal Putih, Dr Barjoyai Bardai, Datuk Paul Low, Prof Sieh Mei Ling and Datuk Dr Mohamed Ariff.

Later at a press conference, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid also said that Anwar will also play a key role in promoting Shah Alam as an Islamic investment hub for the region.

“I have met Anwar and he has consented to the appointment with a token monthly allowance of RM1. His experience cannot be doubted as he has been the Deputy Prime Ministe and Finance Minister. He is now a director for a fund management company in United States, an adviser for a large Islamic bank in Bahrain and economic adviser to a country in Europe,” said Tan Sri Abdul Khalid.



Disertakan disini lampiran kenyataan media yang dikeluarkan oleh Sekretariat Akhbar Pejabat Dato' Menteri Besar Selangor. Jika ada sebarang pertanyaan sila hubungi Setiausaha Akhbar Arfa'eza A. Aziz di talian 03-5544 7452. Terima kasih.

Harap Maklum


steadyaky47 comment: Now fast forward to Saturday, November 30th 2013!

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Selangor paid Economic Adviser RM150,000 a year

Saturday, November 30, 2013
  • Khalid Ibrahim Selangor
Khalid has denied paying RM15 million to State Economic Adviser Anwar Ibrahim. ( Graphics by : DayangNorAzhar/TheMole)
KUALA LUMPUR : The Selangor government paid RM150,000 a year for 2012 and 2013 to its Economic Adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, not RM15million as alleged by certain quarters. 

Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim's political secretary Faekah Husin clarified that the RM150,000 a year allocation was approved by the state treasury and not by the Mentri Besar's office.

There has been allegations, following the exorbitant pay hike of Selangor state assembly members, that state economic adviser Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim had also received about RM15 million in office allowances, overseas travel expenses and subsistence. 

"It is not true. The Selangor state did not pay RM 15 million to Anwar. If the15 million was approved the mentri besar and his officers would not be facing such pressure as we are experiencing now.

"A sum of RM150,000 was allocated by the treasury in 2013 and it was the same provision in 2012," Faekah said in a text message to The Mole.

She reiterated that the RM150,000 a year for the state Economic Adviser was not paid by the menteri besar's office but Faekah did not elaborate on the 'pressure' faced by Khalid and his officers.

Khalid has also denied reports that he had issued a statement on his Economic Adviser's RM 15 million claims and allowances. 

“The Menteri Besar’s Office never issued any statement on Anwar’s claims.  I am surprised how the issue came about, even saying it was posted on the state government official website,he was quoted as saying.

PKR Wanita chief, Zuraida Kamaruddin said she was not aware of the RM15 million allocation for Anwar. She said the allegations were libelous.

" As far as we are concerned, Anwar's paycheck is only RM1", she said when contacted. 

Anwar, Azmin and several other PKR bigwigs had recently critised Khalid for being a stingy state leader who was more focused in increasing the state's cash reserves than serving the people.

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