Azmin: Putrajaya mulling how to channel funds to opposition states

  • Oct 6, 2018
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The Pakatan Harapan government is studying the best mechanism to channel funds to four states ruled by opposition parties to ensure the states concerned are not left behind in the development of the country.

Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali said it is the policy of the Pakatan Harapan government to ensure development is carried out in all states fairly and equitably especially in states which have been neglected in the context of country’s development.

“Even though they are states under Barisan Nasional and PAS’ administration, we must see to it that development in these states is fairly implemented in the interest of the people.

“We are studying suitable delivery mechanisms and methods to ensure development funds reach the people especially those in rural areas,” he said.

Azmin, who is also PKR deputy president, told reporters this after attending a speech competition on New Malaysia at Dewan Dagangan Indera Mahkota in Kuantan today which was also attended by Indera Mahkota MP Saifuddin Abdullah, who is also Foreign Minister.

Initial discussions on the matter had been conducted at the Presidential Council today and would be studied closely by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir to ensure the mechanism to be introduced would not create a situation of two governments as had happened during the BN administration.

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