Thursday, May 8, 2008

Report lodged over promise - The Star


A 25-year-old unemployed man has lodged a police report against Pakatan Rakyat for failing to fulfil its general election campaign promise to provide a 20% discount on assessment for domestic properties in Selangor.

Mohd Shaid Rosli lodged the report at about 10am at the Section 7 police station yesterday claiming he felt cheated as he had voted for the coalition after reading about the promises in the copies of the manifesto handed out during the campaign that included the formation of a welfare state and the reduction in assessment.

“The Mentri Besar (Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim) now says that they will not reduce the assessment but will look for other means to reduce the people’s burden but this was not what they promised,” he told reporters when met outside the police station here.

The Ijok resident said he was not a member of any political party but felt compelled to make the report to stop politicians from making promises that they would not keep.

Shah Alam OCPD Asst Comm Noor Azam Jamaludin confirmed that a report had been lodged but said police could not take any action as no criminal elements were involved and no laws had been broken.

Speaking during a press conference yesterday evening, Khalid said there was no reason for anyone to feel deceived as certain items in the manifesto could only be implemented later.

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