I didn’t get even a single sen – Hannah Yeoh

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Former Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Hannah Yeoh at a news conference at the Parliament in Kuala Lumpur. PIX: FAREEZ FADZIL / MalaysiaGazette / 28 NOVEMBER 2019 MP allocation opposition Segambut
The Member of Parliament of Segambut and former Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Hannah Yeoh at a news conference at the Parliament in Kuala Lumpur. PIX: FAREEZ FADZIL / MalaysiaGazette / 28 NOVEMBER 2019

KUALA LUMPUR – “Opposition Members of Parliament did not get RM100,000. I, as the Member of Parliament of Segambut did not even get a single sen this year,” said Hannah Yeoh.

According to her, after the Sheraton Move, she longer has lost the allocation given by the Federal Government to all Members of Parliament (MP).

“Previously, I would receive RM300,000 a year for the running of my office – salary for my staff, rental of office, utilities and other accidental expenses. This is no longer the case beginning January 2021,” she said in her Facebook post, commenting on the statement of UMNO President, that five MPs from his party only received RM100,000 this year compared to the other government MPs who received the allocation of RM3.7 million.

According to Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, he, along with four other UMNO MPs received the same amount of allocation as opposition MPs. Besides Ahmad Zahid, the four UMNO MPs are namely, Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan (Pontian MP), Datuk Seri Najib Razak (Pekan MP), Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz (Padang Rengas MP) and Datuk Ahmad Jazlan Yaakub (Machang MP).

Hannah said, the Segambut Parliament was given RM3.5million as welfare aid and grant to associations in Segambut and programmes including infrastructure projects in schools and parks.

However, the allocation has been redirected by the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government to an unelected PN politician in Segambut.

“We have no details of their spending since Sheraton Move. No one knows.

“I have always published how I spent my allocation on my website. This has been a practice since I was ADUN Subang Jaya, you can view it on my website – http://www.hannahyeoh.com/?s=Allocation,” she said.

“Unlike other MPs in Harapan led states like Selangor or Penang (they receive some financial support from the state government), the Opposition MPs in Kuala Lumpur have no such support.

“I also do not have millions of pocket money to spare (unlike some corrupt politicians).

“I cannot sing or dance (or shave my head bald) to raise funds but I work hard for my residents and commit to being an effective voice for them,” she said, adding that her greatest concern is to sustain her team this year which costs RM300,000 so they can serve the people better.

Despite not getting any federal allocation, she will continue to ask for transparency on which PN politician is currently spending her MP allocation in Segambut. -MalaysiaGazette

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