$907,000 bill covers entire PM residence

File Photo: Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim

MALAYSIA - Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim has chided the Opposition for politicising the RM2.3mil (S$907,000) utility bills of the Prime Minister's official residence.

He said the cost covered the entire residential complex and not just that of the residence.

"The utility bill covers the multi-purpose hall, seminar rooms and other complex areas, including staff quarters.

"There is no difference in the electricity rate at Seri Perdana compared to the kampung (village)," he told a press conference at the Parliament lobby.

The Prime Minister's Office had earlier revealed that the amount was spent on electricity throughout last year, including RM311,174.25 (S$122,605.76) for water.