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Irwan earned about RM7m in over 7 years

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Former Treasury secretary-general Irwan Serigar Abdullah earned a total of RM6,811,763 from January 2011 to June 2018.

This total includes RM2,944,095.61 earned through his civil service jobs from January 2011 to a June 2018 and RM3,867,667.92 through his position as a board member for various GLCs from 2012 to June 2018.

This was revealed by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng in a written parliamentary reply to Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng who had asked for Irwan's total earnings from 2011 till the end of his contract in June 2018.

Irwan earned RM281,800.43 in the year 2011 alone as a Treasury deputy secretary-general (policy) while he earned RM495,711.45 in the year 2017 as the Treasury secretary-general. In 2018, he earned RM230,048.13 up to June 2018.

"This information is only his emoluments as the Treasury secretary-general and does not include his other earnings such as his allowances as a board member which is far higher than his emoluments as Treasury secretary-general," Lim said in the written reply.

Irwan, he said, held roles as non-executive director, non-independent and non-executive director and as director in 23 companies under Ministry of Finance Inc (MOF Inc).

For the period of 2012 to June 2018, Irwan earned a total of RM3,867,667.92 through his positions as a board member of those various companies, Lim revealed.

Irwan, along with former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak, was summoned today to the MACC headquarters to facilitate investigations over 1MDB dealings with International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC), an Abu Dhabi-based wealth fund. 

Dressed in a long-sleeved shirt and holding a black blazer, he arrived at the MACC headquarters in a black Perodua Myvi at 3.25pm to be questioned.

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