[The Star] RM1.3 bil to run Malaysian missions abroad from 2004

19 11 2008

KUALA LUMPUR,TUES: The government has spent about RM1.3 billion on running Malaysia’s 105 foreign mission offices abroad from 2004 until June this year, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said.

In a written reply to Teo Nie Ching (DAP-Serdang) in the Dewan Rakyat, he said 440 officers and staff of the ministry were working in the foreign missions as of October this year.

The local staff numbered 1,350.

There were also 421 officers and support staff from 19 other ministries serving in these missions, he added.

Article taken from The Star.

Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim, in a written reply, said total expenditure for 105 of Malaysia’s missions from June 2004 to June 30 this year was RM1.36bil.

In a written reply, he said there were 440 ministry staff stationed in offices in Africa, America, Asia, Europe and the South Pacific.

Teo Nie Ching (DAP – Serdang) asked how many staff members were in its missions including the locations and operation costs incurred by all its overseas offices.

Article taken from The Star.



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