Stop being in denial, pay gap causes graft, Perak Sultan tells Putrajaya
Putrajaya must stop being in denial about wealth inequality realise that hardship and poverty are fuelling corruption, Sultan Nazrin Shah, said today. he cited figures that showed low earnings of a vast majority of households noted that those struggling to make ends meet were exposed to petty corruption.
The sultan's speech at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission's (MACC) 47th Anniversary event at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre today follows debate over Putrajaya's recent announcement that average household incomes have surpassed RM5,900.
corruption among high-ranking officials due to greed
lower-income groups want to avoid corruption by taking second jobs to sustain families.
This will eventually affect their productivity at their workplace, he added.
This is the reality. The number of them will increase if the effective formulas to address housing, transportation and medical assistance are not introduced. The country has to wake up and realise what is happening.
He cited New Economic Model report 80% households earned RM5,000 a month
and of this, 40% were earning less than RM2,000 a month.
78.6% of EPF account holders earning less than RM3,000 a month.
ASB - 75% of account holders only had an average of RM611 in savings.
Sultan Nazrin said data was worrying