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Kelana Jaya MP: Nothing in 'black and white' on allocation suspension

SUBANG JAYA: PKR's Kelana Jaya MP Wong Chen (pix) says he has yet to be told why the annual allocation for his constituency has been suspended for almost five months.  

"I was shocked to find it out last month and I have yet to receive the black and white on why the accounts were frozen despite my official queries," he said, blaming an official from the Selangor state government's expenditure and treasury division over the issue.  

"I was similarly shocked by Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohd Azmin Ali's remarks that I should have used proper channels rather than going public with the matter.  

"The problem is that I have used all proper channels but until now, I am still in the dark and this issue has cast doubt on my reputation," he told reporters at his office here on Friday.  

"I have nothing against the party's deputy president. All I want is that he intervene in my case to ensure the uninterrupted monetary aid to at least 40,000 people in my constituency who have been categorised as hardcore poor," he said, adding that Azmin should get to the bottom of the matter.  

On Thursday, Azmin chided Wong for bringing up the matter in public, adding that he should have voiced his grouses directly to the state government instead of publicising it.  

Azmin said that all MPs who receive financial allocation had to be audited.  

Wong, in a Facebook post, had claimed that the allocation was suspended following an earlier post stating that the audit was carried out without due process.  

He also said six findings of the audit were wrong, trivial and made without basis.

Azmin Ali , Kelana Jaya MP , Wong Chen