Explain allegations of misusing public funds, Pakatan told

Explain allegations of misusing public funds, Pakatan told
Datuk Mah Siew Keong

KUALA LUMPUR - Pakatan Rakyat should explain to the public allegations of misusing public funds to achieve its own political ambitions, says MCA deputy organising secretary Datuk Chai Kim Sen.

He also urged the opposition alliance to forward any proof they have of corruption and cronyism to their respective disciplinary committee, as well as lodge a report with the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to prove their credibility.

Recently, a series of scandals and misconducts of Pakatan were ex­­posed during a war of words between the political secretary to former Kedah Mentri Besar, Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor and PKR secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.

Among the allegations included the hundreds of thousands spent to win the Bukit Selambau by-election in 2010 and the tens of thousands utilised to ensure no more PKR state assemblymen would quit the party.

Chai, who is also MCA publicity bureau chairman, said in a statement yesterday that the allegations showed that Pakatan was willing to do anything to achieve its goal (of taking over Putrajaya).

"Now the public can see for themselves the true face of Pakatan and know that its slogans against corruption are only mere window dressings as they have covered up the truth," he said.

In Alor Setar, Gerakan president Datuk Mah Siew Keong proposed that Selangor holds a state election if the issue on changing the Selan­gor mentri besar fails to be re­­solved.

"At the moment I see that Selangor needs to make a choice whether to keep Abdul Khalid as the mentri besar or to hold a state election so the people can choose who is eligible for the post," Bernama quoted him as saying after officiating at a Kedah Gerakan delegation meeting here.

He said the party saw the need for Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim to remain as Selangor mentri besar to continue solving problems faced by residents.

Selangor has been facing dengue and water problems lately and Khalid should be given a chance to overcome these issues, he said.

"I worry that the change will affect negotiations for the restructuring of water supply services in the state and we don't want the Langat 2 Dam project to be disturbed.

"This problem does not need to be politicised because what's im­­portant is to solve the water shortage faced by Selangor residents," he said.

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