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States which have come under the Pakatan Rakyat government after the March 8 general election have shown an aggressive attitude by transferring officers and evicting government agencies from buildings administered by them, the Senate sitting was told today.
Rural and Regional Development Minister Senator Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib said this occurred in Selangor where the Radio Selangor FM, which operates under the Broadcasting Department, was evicted from the Selangor State Secretariat building.
"Similarly, they transferred mosque officials and village heads. The federal government provides allocation for the mosque officials and religious teachers. So, we say this is unfair.
"Barisan Nasional elected representatives are also not allowed to officiate at functions organised by the Selangor Islamic Religious Department," he said when winding up the debate on the address by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on his ministry.
As such, he said, the setting up of the Federal Village Development and Security Committee (JKKP) in the four states (Penang, Kedah, Perak and Selangor) was appropriate to ensure effectiveness in the implementation of federal government development projects at the village level.-- BERNAMA