Friday, May 30, 2008

Funds allocated for all in Selangor - The Star

Funds allocated for all in Selangor

May 30, 2008 By TAN KARR WEI

The Selangor state government has allocated RM500,000 in development funds for all constituencies in the state, including those being held by opposition parties.

According to local government committee chairman Ronnie Liu, all assemblymen would be required to document how much money they spent each time.

All together now: Lim (second from right) launching the service centre of Cheah (second from left). With them are (from left) Pua and Liu.

He said they have gotten a list of how the previous state assemblymen spent their money and found a lot of discrepancies.

The present assemblymen would be required to follow strictly the guidelines on how the money could be spent.

“We want the parliament to do the same. Right now, only the Barisan Nasional MPs are getting the allocation of RM500,000 a year. The same amount should be given to all the MPs, even those from the opposition, then it will be fair,” Liu said during the opening ceremony of Damansara Utama assemblyman Dr Cheah Wing Yin's service centre in SS2/24, Petaling Jaya.

Among those present to grace the event were DAP central policy and strategic planning commission chairman Lim Kit Siang, PJ Utara MP Tony Pua, Kampung Tunku assemblyman Lau Weng San, Kelana Jaya MP Loh Gwo Burne, Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh and PJ Selatan MP Hee Loy Sian.

Pua said that this was the fourth official service centre for the PJ Utara team and would support their intent to better service the people in the constituency.

Dr Cheah said the Damansara Utama Support Team, or DUST, would help him out at the centre.

He also launched his website

The service centre is open from Mondays to Fridays, 10am to 4pm while Dr Cheah would be there every Friday from 10am to noon. Address: 54A, Jalan SS2/24, 47300 Petaling Jaya. Phone/Fax: 03-7875 0555.

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