KLANG: Opposition assemblymen in Selangor will be excluded from receiving the RM30,000 special allocation each that was announced in the state economic stimulus package last week.
Although Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari previously announced that all 56 assemblymen will receive the allocation, the decision was rescinded on Monday (March 23).
A circular signed by deputy state secretary (development) Dr Nor Fuad Abdul Hamid stated the decision to not grant Opposition assemblymen the allocation was made in a state executive council meeting on March 22.
There are 13 Opposition seats in the Selangor legislative assembly but only nine constituencies were named as those not receiving the special allocation.
Out of the 13, seven are from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, five from Barisan Nasional, and one from PAS.
The others are 19 from PKR, 16 from DAP and eight from Parti Amanah Negara.
The four Bersatu assemblymen who had pledged their loyalty to the state Pakatan Harapan government will probably get their allocation.
The four are Adhif Syan Abdullah (Dengkil), Mohd Shaid Rosli (Jeram), Sallehudin Amiruddin (Kuang) and Harumaini Omar (Batang Kali).
Those who will not be getting the allocations include Datuk Seri Azmin Ali (Bukit Antarabangsa-Bersatu), Hilman Idham (Gombak Setia-Bersatu), Datuk Abdul Rashid Asari (Selat Kelang-Bersatu), Rizam Ismail (Sungai Air Tawar-Barisan), and Datuk Mohd Imran Tamrin (Sungai Panjang-Barisan).
Others are Datuk Rosni Sohar (Hulu Bernam-Barisan), Datuk Mohd Shamsudin Lias (Sungai Burong-Barisan), Zakaria Hanafi (Semenyih-Barisan) and Datuk Dr Ahmad Yunus Hairi (Sijangkang-PAS).
When contacted, Hilman (pic) said the decision made by the state government was unfair.
“We are aware of the state government’s move of favouritism and ‘flip flopping’, which is treating some constituencies unfairly.
“Nevertheless, we will remain committed to work, and help needy individuals and organisations, ” said Hilman.
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