Former Treasury secretary-general Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah earned a total of RM2.94mil between January 2011 until June this year.
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said these earnings was solely for Mohd Irwan’s role as Treasury secretary-general and did not take into account other earnings such as his allowances for being a board member of other companies, which Lim said was much higher than the emolument he received.
Lim added 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).
“However, his contract was shortened to June 13 this year.
“The total earnings of Mohd Irwan stood at RM2.94mil,” he said in a written reply to Lim Lip Eng (PH-DAP-Kepong).
Lip had asked the Finance Ministry to reveal what Mohd Irwan earned from 2011 until his contract ended in June.
Lim said that Mohd Irwan was promoted to Treasury deputy secretary-general (policy) on Dec 31, 2010.
Mohd Irwan was later promoted to Treasury secretary-general on Aug 24, 2012, before reaching the mandatory retirement age on March 6, 2017.
“He was then appointed on contract beginning March 7, 2017 until March 6, 2019,” Lim said.
Mohd Irwan was among a number of purported political appointees axed from government agencies and statutory bodies following Pakatan Harapan’s GE14 victory.
He has been summoned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to give his statement and is expected to be charged in connection with the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal on Thursday (Oct 25).
Among the posts of MKD he held include: non-executive chairman of 1MDB, director of Actius Terra Global Holdings Sdn Bhd, non-executive chairman of Aroma Teraju Sdn Bhd, non-executive chairman of Bandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd, non-executive chairman of Cyberview Sdn Bhd and non-executive chairman of Govco Holdings Berhad.