Selangor Journal

Noh accused ‘misusing’ KPKT for political survival

SHAH ALAM, APR 20: Federal Government alleged abuse of power due to the drastic decision to revoke the approval of local government projects in areas of the Barisan Nasional (BN) lost in the last election.
Pakatan Harapan (PAKATAN) in a joint statement said the move was viewed merely to add more problem especially with the general election (GE) coming.
He said it also seems to deny the right of people to pay taxes and all types of tax networks including the goods and services tax (GST).
“Are people from opposition in Parliament is not part of Malaysians?
“This is abuse of power by making decisions drastically and we believe these decisions will backfire Umno-BN and the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) that ‘being used’ for the sake of Tan Sri Noh Omar political survival,” he said.
The statement was issued by Dr Idris Ahmad (KEADILAN), Dato’ Ariff Sabri (DAP) and Khalid Samad (AMANAH), today.
PAKATAN said that they guarantee to protect the interests of all parties in the local authorities in all states including BN Parliamentary if given the mandate.
“We urge Noh Omar as the Minister be responsible to recall the letter and we also recommend that all Member of Parliament opposition involved in filing the lawsuits to cancel orders,” he said.
Yesterday, KPKT issued an order to cancel all local government project approvals in the parliament area that BN failed to win, issued by the Director General of Local Government department, Abu Bakar Johar, dated March 17.
The order covers all BP 1 projects which according to KPKT website, referring to the small-scale infrastructure projects at local level.
Abu Bakar Johar said the decision was made on March 9 meeting for “coordination of project allocation BP 1 2017”, which was attended by Noh Omar together with the mayors and the president of the local authority in Malaysia.

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