Proposed allocations for opposition reps conditional


HULU SELANGOR: The allocations that the government has agreed to consider extending to elected representatives from the opposition are subject to terms and conditions, says Nga Kor Ming.

"The allocations will come with terms and conditions which will be discussed with the opposition,” said Nga, who is also the Housing and Local Government Minister, after making a visit under the ministry’s “Sentuhan Kasih” programme in Kuala Kubu Baru, near here on Thursday (April 18).

Earlier today, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said the Unity Government Secretariat Supreme Leadership Council has agreed to consider extending allocations to elected representatives from the opposition.

Fadillah, also the Unity Government chief whip, said a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) would be drawn up and extended to the opposition for further discussions.

He said this agreement was reached at the council meeting at Sri Perdana in Putrajaya on Wednesday (April 17).

Meanwhile, Nga, also the DAP parliament chief whip, said the race of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate for the Kuala Kubu Baharu state by-election in Selangor on May 11 is immaterial.

"Wait for the (nomination) day... let’s not play up this issue. The important thing is the candidate must be able to serve and work with the people of Kuala Kubu Baharu,” he said when commenting on rumours that DAP might field a Malay candidate.

The Election Commission has picked April 27 as nomination day and May 7 for early voting.

The seat fell vacant following the death of its three-term assemblyman, Lee Kee Hiong, 58, of DAP on March 21. – Bernama

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