The Star said that I stole the show at the State Assembly yesterday. In fact, I spoke on more issues than as highlighted in the report. Anyway, I thank the Star for the compliment.
DAP rep steals show with his proposals
SHAH ALAM: DAP assemblyman Teng Chang Khim stole the show at the Selangor State Assembly Wednesday when he made several recommendations to the state government.
His recommendations included a call for district offices in the state to inform applicants when caveats lodged by them were cancelled.
He added that the current practice of not informing the parties that took out the caveats created many problems when premises or land went on sale.
The Sungai Pinang assemblyman, who made a comeback at this seating after being suspended for 30 months, also advised the house to emulate Parliament, which only allowed two supplementary questions for every main query.
Poverty eradication methods and programmes were also hot topics earlier in the day and state Welfare and Women’s Affairs Committee chairman Datin Paduka Seripah Noli Syed Hussin was questioned on what was being done for the poor.
Seripah Noli, who is Seri Setia assemblyman, said welfare aid was not permanent unless the recipients were disabled, geriatric or ill.
Later, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo told reporters that controversial Port Klang assemblyman Datuk Zakaria Deros’ application for a 1,300sq m plot of land in front of his palatial home in Pandamaran had yet to be approved, adding that the Klang District Office was going through the application.