TANJONG KARANG, 1 FEB: Supporters of Umno-BN who have filed a suit against the Selangor Pakatan Rakyat Government have been urged to be brave in objecting misconduct and embezzlement of public funds by its leaders.
Tanjong Karang PKR Branch Chief, Yahya Shari said that despite promises listed under the 2008 PR manifesto have been fulfilled, Umno-BN leaders have still been embezzling public funds.
This can be seen in the National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) cattle project scandal which involved the family of Malaysia Wanita Umno Chief, and the sale of land in Kota Raja to build a military base which involved the Selangor Wanita Umno Chief.
Yahya, who was the former Selangor Elections Director during the 12th General Elections (GE-12), said that almost all offers put forward by the Alternative Coalition to the people of Selangor during the elections have already been carried out.
Yahya said that those claiming for the single mother allowance in court recently did not understand the contents of the manifesto that stated that the State Government will be ‘giving single mother allowances to those who qualify’.
“They do not object to embezzlement happening in front of their eyes. Why do they not want to object to money being simply ‘dumped’,” said Yahya in a press conference here.
He was responding to the single mother’s allowance claim which was carried out by the Selangor Single Mothers Chairman, Mortini Kasman, against the Selangor Government.
In the suit, Mortini claims that the Selangor Government failed to give out the single mothers allowance.
On December 14 last year, Welfare, Woman’s Affairs, Science and Technology and Innovation Exco, Rodziah Ismail said that a total of 19,454 single mothers in Selangor had received benefits from the State Government.
The facility was from a variety of schemes introduced by the Selangor PR Government, among them being financial assistance and entrepreneurship programmes.
From 24,009 individuals who received benefits, 75.01 percent were from the Malay community, 6.6 percent from the Indian community, 3.3 percent from the Chinese community, 0.01 percent of Indigenous people and 15.12 percent from other ethnicities.