Dr Mahathir Mohamad says the candidate must have wide expertise in issues concerning the development of youths.
CM says this sort of thinking has hampered efforts to get more development funds from the federal government.
The prime minister says this is to ensure that the country's security forces have the latest and most suitable equipment to deal with threats and challenges.
Sabah Wanita MCA chairman Dr Pamela Yong says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng’s decision not to provide more allocations was made out of spite towards the party.
Lim Guan Eng says allocations have been increased, while those claiming the government is not prioritising rural development are trying to mislead the public.
Defence minister says despite cuts in allocations he will ensure armed forces are always in a prepared state.
Finance minister hopes opposition parties stop resorting to racial and religious sentiments and instead use facts and figures.
Lee Boon Chye says the amount makes up 2.01% of GDP.
He says it is shameful that Indonesia and Vietnam have overtaken Malaysia in terms of defence.
The electoral reform group says it is time to put voters and citizens first and not continue with party-biased policies, especially in providing allocations.
DAP's Charles Santiago says for a democracy to flourish, equal support needs to be given to opposition MPs to check government of the day.
The Ayer Hitam MP hopes there will be no discrimination or punishment in any constituency.
Umno Youth leader hopes PH will consider providing equal allocations to all MPs in future.
The prime minister answers questions from the press after chairing the weekly Cabinet meeting.
IDEAS welcomes increased allocation for public health, but says it is important to set up a good monitoring system to ensure the money is well spent.
Johor PPBM chief Muhyiddin Yassin appeals to Pakatan Harapan grassroots members to be patient with the new Johor menteri besar.
This follows statement by Johor MB Osman Sapian that there will be no development allocations to all BN assemblymen in Johor and that he did not recognise the opposition head in the state.
Nine other PAS assemblymen are using their own resources first to carry out aid programmes in their areas.
MCA is suing Segambut MP for alleging the party had never used its funds to give allocations to Chinese schools and instead had pocketed public funds.
He cites RM8.5 million allocation to upgrade Donggongon market and work to ease floods in opposition-held Penampang as examples.
Chief Minister Musa Aman says RM1 billion has been given for construction of Pan Borneo Highway and another RM1 billion for repairs of dilapidated schools.
PAS, which forms the state government, threatens to act if the Selangor PH chairman fails to resolve issue.
PPBM, on the other hand, eyes seats contested by Umno.
DAP to open new Tanjung Bungah service centre under Bukit Bendera MP Zairil Khir Johari.
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