PM approves RM100,000 for opposition MPs to tackle crisis

The country has been under a restricted movement order since March 18 in a bid to contain the deadly Covid-19 virus.

PETALING JAYA: Subang MP Wong Chen says Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has approved RM100,000 for opposition MPS, “presumably to tackle the Covid-19 crisis”.

In a Facebook post, he said he received confirmation of this from the Prime Minister’s Office at 10am this morning.

“This amount is to last us the whole year, but I intend to spend all within this crisis period,” he added.

He said he would discuss with his officers the best way to distribute the aid, after which he would engage with his assemblymen and community leaders to obtain their feedback on the matter.

“We will also have to comply with government regulations on what and how we spend this.

“My officers and I will be looking at the process and procedures this morning.”

This comes a week after opposition assembly members in Selangor cried foul over the state government’s move to withhold Covid-19 aid allocations from them.

Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari said the funds would instead be handled by coordinators, adding that it was “normal practice” to channel allocations for opposition-held seats to such persons of trust.

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