JOHOR BARU: Johor Pakatan Harapan says the government must not play political games and instead focus on giving out aid to the needy.
On Monday (April 6), its chief Aminolhuda Hassan said the lists of recipients Pakatan MPs had submitted for government food aid were being sidelined.
He said he was made to understand that every constituency was going to receive some 1,000 units of meal packs worth RM100 from the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma).
However, he said MPs under Pakatan revealed that they did not receive the aid.
"There was some political interference being done by a certain party, where a list of recipients under our MPs was set aside.
"We are urging that the government avoid distributing aid based on political affiliation, especially when the public is already financially burdened with the movement control order (MCO)," he said in a statement.
The issue was also addressed in a statement by the Pakatan secretariat council on the same day.
The statement, signed by PKR information chief Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin, Parti Amanah Negara communications director Khalid Samad and DAP organising secretary Anthony Loke, urged the Welfare Department not to sideline Pakatan MPs in distributing the food aid.
The meal packs were provided by Nadma to all parliamentary constituencies.
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