Retired lawmakers don’t get 2 funds: House

Former lawmakers will not receive double pension funds even if they held other state posts prior to their election as lawmakers, House of Representatives Speaker Marzuki Alie says.

“The law clearly states that if a lawmaker is appointed as a minister or the other way around, he or she will receive a pension fund from the post that provides the biggest amount of post-service allowance,” Marzuki said Friday.

Retired lawmakers receive a pension of at least Rp 2 million (US$216) per month. However, there have been reports of several retired legislators receiving two pension funds since they held posts at other state institutions or ministries before they served in the legislative body.