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by sira habibu, embun majid, AND oh chin eng
YAN: The allowance for the Village Security and Development Committee (JKKK) secretaries is set to be increased by early next year, Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said.
He said the hike would involve 15,525 JKKK secretaries nationwide, including 55 in the Sungai Limau constituency.
Mohd Shafie said the Federal Government allocated about RM18.63mil for the purpose under Budget 2014, which was tabled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak recently.
“The JKKK secretary’s monthly allowance of RM200 will be increased to RM300. If the budget is approved, the increase will be made by early next year,” Mohd Shafie told reporters at the aid presentation for a house repair project by Felcra Berhad in Simpang Tiga Sungai Limau here.
The Sungai Limau state seat fell vacant following the death of Tan Sri Azizan Abdul Razak last month.
Azizan held the seat for five consecutive terms since 1995.
PAS candidate Mohd Azam Abdul Samat is up against Barisan Nasional’s Dr Ahmad Sohaimi Lazim, 52.
Earlier in his speech, Mohd Shafie said the Sungai Limau by-election should be about choosing the right person to represent the people there to connect with the Barisan state government and the Federal Government.
“If the elected representative is from the same party as the state government and the Federal Government, it will be easier to channel the needs of the people,” he said.
He cited an incident during the PAS-led state government’s era in Kedah where some villagers in Sik complained of the lack of water supply and the Barisan assemblyman there had met him personally for assistance.
“Because he is from Barisan, even if he comes to my house in the middle of the night, I will help him. I was told that the water issue in the village has been solved,” he said.
Mohd Shafie said although Malaysia was a small country, the Barisan government was still able to help the people through various development projects and aid.
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