Former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar earned RM2.94 million between January 2011 and early this year.
Lim Guan Eng said that those earnings were only for Mohd Irwan’s role as Treasury secretary-general and did not take into account other earnings like his allowance as Board Member, which is much higher.
The Finance Minister said that Mohd Irwan also held posts of non-executive chairman, non-independent executive director and director in 23 companies under the ministry (Finance Ministry Incorporated or MKD)
“Mohd Irwan’s earnings as MKD company board member for 2012 until June 2018 was RM3.8 million,” he said in a written reply to Lim Lip Eng (PH-DAP-Kepong).
Lip Eng’s question was how much Mohd Irwan earned from 2011 until the latter’s contract ended in June.
Guan Eng said that Mohd Irwan was promoted to Treasury deputy secretary-general (Policy) on Dec 31, 2010, and later promoted to Treasury secretary-general on Aug 24, 2012, before entering mandatory retirement on March 6, 2017.
“He was then appointed on contract beginning March 7, 2017, until March 6, 2019. However, his service was shortened to June 13 (2018),” Guan Eng said.
Mohd Irwan was among a number of purported political appointees axed from government agencies and statutory bodies following Pakatan Harapan’s victory in the 14th General Election on May 9. – NST