BRIEF – Shwe Mann says he ‘feels bad’ about his huge salary

A Union-level MP gets 300,000 kyat (US$300) per month salary while the speaker of the house makes 3.5 million kyat, almost 12 times the difference, said Shwe Mann, who ironically is Speaker of the Union Parliament in Naypyidaw. Speaking at a parliamentary session about payments and expenses on Thursday, he told MPs he “feels bad” about the chasm in salaries.