Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
profit, salary, or fees from office or employment; compensation for services: Tips are an emolument in addition to wages.
from the AG Report, pg 20
Emolument - why couldn't they just put the simple term "penggajian" like what is in our income tax form?
Emolument is represented by the pink [apologies. i earlier posted it as dark blue]bar.
Tony Pua, in the DAP forum last night pointed out the rise from Y2002 to Y2006. Take note that Y2006 was pre-civil servant's increment. Even then, it went from RM20million, to RM28million in 5 years. That's an incremental value of 40%!
Did the civil servants get an annual increment of 18% every year from Y2002 up till Y2006? That is what you would need for your salary in 2006 to be 40% more than what you got in 2002.
If you had a 10% annual increment, then your 2006 salary would have been 21% more than in 2002. Even that, Lulu doubts if there are any takers.
So, how did the wage bill get bloated 40%?
if you were at the forum, Tony would have pointed you to the right direction.
Else, look up Lulu's post Now That The Government Servants Fatt Tatt, Lulu Hopes They Take Into Account How Real the Fatt Tatt Is
the AG's report can be viewed and downloaded from http://www.audit.gov.my/Federal/LA%20KAN%202006%20AKAUN%20AWAM.pdf