BN: Khalid abuses GLC assets to fund populist policiesSelangor opposition leader Satim Diman has accused the state government of selling off the state assets to finance a minimum wage policy for workers in state-owned companies starting next year.
When asked on the matter, Sri Serdang assemblyperson claimed that the state through Perbandanan Kemajuan Negeri Selangor had “auctioned off” assets in their three years and seven months tenure.
“The state’s account seems to be good, but was it generated from investments income? We should judge whether or not the state-owned companies are doing investments in accordance to the enactments imposed upon them?
“PKNS gives seven months bonus to its staffs. From where they get the money?” he asked.
He was commenting on the slew of goodies introduced in Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim’s speech when tabling the budget for 2012 at the state assembly this morning.
The RM5 million allocations to strengthen democratic institution was also snubbed by Satim, who described it as “a waste of money”.
The allocation is meant to raise public awareness on their democratic rights, conduct programs on voter registration and screen the electoral rolls for dubious voters.
He reasoned that this was unnecessary because the electoral process was already clean, and that Pakatan Rakyat would not have made dramatic gains during the last general elections if the process was tainted.
“Does it mean the state election has always been non-transparent? If so why did they still win in Kedah, Kelantan and Selangor?” he asked.