Hanifah the “wealthiest” Cabinet member from Sarawak, Henry the “poorest”


By Chew Lip Song

DEPUTY Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Hanifah Taib is the “wealthiest” federal Cabinet member from Sarawak, owning assets valued at between RM10 million to RM15 million.

Based on the assets declaration of Cabinet members posted on the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) website, the daughter of the Sarawak Yang Di-Pertua Negeri, Tun Pehin Sri Taib Mahmud, draws a monthly salary of RM37,347.65.

The “poorest” Cabinet member from Sarawak is Deputy Rural Development Minister Datuk Henry Sum Agong, whose assets are less than RM1 million and draws a monthly salary of RM25,700, which is also the lowest among the 10 Ministers and Deputy Ministers from Sarawak.

Senior Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof has declared assets of between RM1 million and RM2.5 million and receives a monthly salary of RM54,736.48.

Energy and Natural Resources Deputy Minister Ali Biju draws the highest monthly salary among the state’s ministers and deputy ministers at RM58,762.89. He has assets between RM5 million and RM8.5 million.

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi is not listed. More details from the MACC website here.

Cabinet memberPositionMonthly salaryTotal Assets
Datuk Hanifah TaibDeputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department
(Sabah and Sarawak Affairs)
RM 37,347.65RM10 million to RM15 million
Datuk Aaron Ago DagangDeputy Health MinisterRM 40,000.00RM5 million to RM8.5 million
Ali BijuDeputy Energy and Natural Resources MinisterRM 58,762.89RM5 million to RM8.5 million
Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi JaafarEntrepreneur Development MinisterRM 42,907.20RM2.5 million to RM5 million
Hasbi HabibollahDeputy Transport Minister RM 36,262.89RM2.5 million to RM5 million
Willie MonginDeputy Plantation and Commodities MinisterRM 33,450.00RM2.5 million to RM5 million
Datuk Seri Fadillah YusofSenior Works Minister RM 54,736.48
RM1 million to RM2.5 million
Datuk Seri Nancy ShukriTourism, Arts and Culture Minister RM 44,138.32RM1 million to RM2.5 million
Datuk Henry Sum AgongDeputy Rural Development MinisterRM 25,700.00Less than RM1 million


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