Stop playing the blame game, Azalina tells Pakatan


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  • Friday, 18 Sep 2020

Pengerang MP Datuk Seri Azalina Othman officiating the Merdeka mural at Jalan Desaru Utama in Pengerang Johor on Sept 18. -Photo: Thomas Yong

PENGERANG: Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said has told Pakatan Harapan to stop playing the blame game.

The Pengerang MP said for 22 months when Pakatan was the government, they had the opportunity to set new laws as Parliament was convened during the period.

“They wanted to have the Sexual Harassment Act but did not do it, they had the opportunity to withdraw the Sedition Act but did not do it yet they went ahead with amending the voting age to 18 years old.

“Stop calling the present Perikatan Nasional government 'zalim' (cruel) when things do not go your way as when they were the government, other MPs including myself worked hard, ” she said when met after officiating a Merdeka Day mural along Jalan Desaru Utama here on Friday (Sept 18).

Azalina, who is also the Deputy Dewan Rakyat Speaker, said there must be a system in place to oversee the allocation of development funds to each MP for their own constituents.

She added that if a flat rate was given, then it would be unfair as some constituents have a larger number of voters than others while some areas were bigger than others.

“This is the year 2020 so there must be a system in place to see the necessary development funds allocated to a certain area as currently, the Implementation Coordination Unit (ICU) under the prime minister’s office oversees the projects.

“MPs should work closely with their respective district offices to identify development projects in their own constituency, ” she said.

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