KUALA LANGAT: Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has alleged that the Selangor government failed to improve road infrastructure in the state under the Malaysian Road Record Information System (Marris) despite receiving an allocation of more than RM200 million for the purpose from the federal government.
He claimed that the money was used for other things or put into the state’s own coffers.
“The roads are worse off. There is no new development,” he said, adding that the state had even given two months bonus to all Selangor civil servants.
“We gave them money and they kept it without spending it (on roads),” the acting Umno deputy president said while officiating at the Kuala Langat Umno meeting here today.
Zahid also said the previous Selangor government under Barisan Nasional (BN) had brought in more foreign direct investments (FDI) into the state compared to the current one led by PKR.
“Just try to do a comparative study of how much FDI was achieved between the time of Khir Toyo (former menteri besar from Umno) and before, and after Khir Toyo,” he said.
“Of course it’s true that there has been investments under the current government, but more than 73% of the FDI in Selangor was brought in by the previous BN government,” he added.
“Yes, it’s true they brought in 27%, but even kindergarten children know that 73% is more than 27%,” he said.