MELAKA: Melaka Chief Minister Adly Zahari urged those who had removed items and other equipment from community halls in the state to return them immediately so the public could carry out activities without any hitches.
He said he had received reports that items such as fans and chairs were removed from the halls by the management of the previous state government.
“This is a loss for the people.
“Community halls belong to the government and were built using government funds, where the items were bought using the people’s money.
“They do not belong to any political party.
“The items should be returned to the ruling government in good condition so programmes that have been planned at the community halls can be carried out smoothly,” he said after meeting Kampung Baru residents in Ayer Keroh here.
Adly said the new state government had no problem with non-Pakatan Harapan affiliated political parties using the community halls.
On another matter, Adly said he was determined to reduce about 50% of the electricity bill at Seri Bendahara, which is the official residence of the Melaka Chief Minister.
He said the electricity bill at the official residence amounted to about RM46,000 a month, and was attributed to the centralised air-conditioning system.
“It (centralised air-conditioning system) is a waste, as we occupy only a portion of the big house. I will instruct the Public Works Department to look into this so we can minimise wastage,” he said.
Adly also said he would not change the furniture in the residence, despite suggestions from officers-in-charge to do so. – Bernama