Parliamentarians to get a pension of 20,000 Rf a month

10 Mar

The Maldives Parliament or Rayyithuge Majlis (meaning the People’s Chamber) has deliberated on a revision of the Pension Bill, to give one third of salary to any MP who completes one five year term in the Majlis.

Parliamentarians are paid three times the highest paid civil servant and more than what any civil servant or private sector employee can expect to earn with over twenty years service and with a decent education and experience. Their self-centered approach to giving themselves a salary and allowances of nearly a hundred thousand Rufiyaa (8,000 US Dollars) a month has thrown the pay structure in the country into complete chaos. A possible pay commission that was called for has not still come to function.

Now these hyprocritical MPs (who call themselves the Honorable Respresentatives of the People) have again showed their greed by asking for over 20,000 Rufiyaa (1,600 US Dollars) a month on completion of their “name-calling” and filth-filled discourse in parliament for five years. This would be equivalent to the take-home remuneration for the highest paid civil servant.

What a Parliament we Maldivians have been blessed with!

Haveeru news report in Divehi


Posted by on March 10, 2009 in Democracy nd Reform, Majlis, Values


4 responses to “Parliamentarians to get a pension of 20,000 Rf a month

  1. dhaitha

    March 11, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    disgusting! it’s time we all protest and show the power of people. selfish politicians and parlimentarians!

  2. Anonymous

    March 11, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Exactly! dont vote for them, if they dont represent your interests, dont vote for them.

  3. Another nurse

    March 11, 2009 at 5:07 am

    I dont blame them. I blame us. We should we ashamed of ourselves. It is we who elect them. Dont we?

  4. Nurse

    March 10, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    I work at IGMH. After seeing the way MPs Afeef and Reeko insult nurses and other staff of the hospital for protesting against their pay and work condition, they show their true face.They already earn very high salaries and now they want to get Rf 30,000 a month as pension after only 5 years of service!I cant understand why the people are not protesting against this. I will ask people to gather at the majlis at their next sitting and demand that they don’t rip us off like this.We MUST protest this.

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