SHAH ALAM, 29 Nov: The move by the Selangor Backbenchers Club (BBC) in objecting to the salary hike for Members of the Selangor State Assembly is being disputed because there no objection was voiced during the motion’s debate.
The Coordinator of the Johor Youth Solidarity Malaysia (SAMM), Roslee Mohd Shariff, said that the approval was a collective decision with all Assemblymen and it is unfair for the burden to be placed on Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.
“It is not appropriate because only after various parties expressed criticism on the increment, the Backbenchers Club ‘awakened’ from their sleep.
“Does the BBC think that the Assembly is a drama set. They all voted to approve the motion of the increase (salary) in the State Legislative Assembly.
“When dealing with the media, the BBC made a 180-degree turn and placed all the burden of the Chief Minister alone,” he said.
In the press statement which also stated that the Johor SAMM was the earliest to protest, Roslee disputed the actions of the BBC which only voiced their objection after Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and several others voices their criticism.
“After Anwar Ibrahim issued a statement, the BBC realised, or perhaps when the motion was debated, the Chairman of the BBC was not in the Assembly.
“Enough with the theatrics. The people are not blind.The people are not deaf.What we can summarise is that the Selangor BBC has become a ‘kongkalikong’ (conspiracy) club. What you are performing is clearly an insult to the people’s intellect,” he said.
Checking the DNS live recording shows that Mohamed Azmin Ali, as the Chairman of the BBC, was in the Assembly, particularly when the Sekinchan Assemblyman, Ng Suee Lim, debated on the motion.