MELAKA: The doors of Seri Bendahara, the official residence of the Melaka Chief Minister, is now opened to the public.
Previously, only those with appointments, could step into Seri Bendahara.
Malaccans made a beeline to get a view of Seri Bendahara that was built in 2004 and also to greet Chief Minister Adly Zahari (pic) on Tuesday.
Elene Pang, 30, and her mother in-law Lim Yoke Eng, 64, were among the visitors.
"This is my first time visiting Seri Bendahara and to my surprise, the residence is cosy and smacked in the centre of the Ayer Keroh green lung," she said.
Elene said she had the perception earlier that the residence was like Istana Negara but the design is more like a huge bungalow.
Kota Melaka MP Khoo Pay Tiong, who was also present, questioned why the former administration had spent RM2.2mil to upgrade Seri Bendahara including RM700,000 for piping systems between 2013 and 2017.
"We are not on a witch-hunt mission but the former administration should be responsible for excessively misusing public funds including constructing the RM300,000 car porch at Seri Bendahara," he claimed.
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