SHAH ALAM, 10 Oct: The Pahang Government should emulate the Selangor Government which will be providing additional benefits to the Opposition Leader through the formulation of the Selangor State Opposition Leader Enactment.
Semambu Assemblyman, Lee Chean Chung said it proves that the Selangor Pakatan Rakyat Government upholds the spirit of democracy for the sake of fighting for the welfare of the people.
“Congratulations to colleagues in Selangor for creating the Selangor State Opposition Leader Enactment which gives additional privileges to the Leader of the Opposition.
“The Leader of the Opposition, as a phantom line-up to the rulers, should be given adequate resources and space for the success of playing the check and balance role to the existing government,” he said in a press statement today.
Enforcement of the enactment would qualify the Opposition Leader to receive a fixed allowance, driver’s allowance, executive secretary allowance and a government official car and other allowances amounting to RM8,620 per month.
Chean Chung said that the failure of Pahang’s government in establishing a legal post for the opposition leader is lagging behind in terms of democracy.
He urged the Pahang Government to immediately implement a similar enactment in addition to setting up a Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and a Select Committee to ease the checking of biases and council expenditure.