Aliran commends the Penang state government for extending constituency allocations to each of the 10 BN Aduns.
These allocations must be made available to all elected officials, BN or not. After all, this is money that belongs to the rakyat, says Francis Loh.
Sudah tiba masanya rakyat menjadi pengadil untuk menentukan bagaimana wang rakyat harus digunakan dan penyertaan rakyat dalam penentuan polisi dan proses pengurusan harus dipraktikkan. Lapuran oleh Kartimn.
Member of Parliament Jeyakumar Devaraj recently filed a motion in Parliament to cut special constituency allocations by RM400m.
A million ringgit in allocations per constituency from the Prime Minister’s Department adds up to RM 222 million each year – and that is a huge amount of money, notes K Perumal.
The government’s vindictive policy in denying Opposition MPs development allocations is one thing. But to deny Malaysian voters their share of legitimate development simply because they elected Opposition MPs is totally unacceptable, asserts P Ramakrishnan.