Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir
ALOR SETAR, May 14 (Bernama) -- The Kedah government is prepared to provide allocation to opposition assemblymen to ensure that people in the constituencies are not marginalised.
New Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir said the matter had been discussed in the Kedah Pakatan Harapan (PH) presidential council meeting yesterday, but the method of granting the provision would be decided later.
"Previously when we were the opposition, we raised the matter to the Barisan Nasional (BN). Now that we are the ruling party we will consider this but we need to look into further details before making any decision."
"However the most important thing is to ensure that the people living in areas won by the opposition are not left behind or punished just because they had voted for other parties," he told reporters here today. .
Earlier, Mukhriz clocked in at the Menteri Besar Office at Wisma Darul Aman at 8 am to begin his duties as the new Kedah Menteri Besar.
Meanwhile, he said the allocation as approved in the Kedah 2018 Budget would be reviewed after taking into consideration the situation, as the state government did not have much revenue.....