Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: Bernama/DPA

Malaysia scraps civil service cash allowance, prompting backlash

  • Tens of thousands have signed an online petition calling on the government of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to reverse its decision
  • The move will reduce the take home pay of newly hired doctors, nurses, architects and legal officers, among others, by as much as 15 per cent
Topic |   Malaysia

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Photo: Bernama/DPA
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.