Selangor Having RM1.2 Billion… But Still Need RM1.0 Billion From Federal.. In Two Months???


(Note: Title Error – I think the suitable word is “have” instead of “gain”. Sincere apologies.. but still Selangor have the money!!!)

I know this is pretty much outdated, but, still, when talking about claiming things, but then doing something else reverse, I think we need to sit, think and ponder a little while.

Back in early February, our dearest YB Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, in his twitter, mentioned as below:

Note the date. 4th February 2012.

However, when disaster “visited” Selangor in last April, suddenly, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim would apply from Federal Government an aid of RM1 billion to assist the flood victim. The news report, as follows:

KLANG – Kerajaan Selangor akan memohon peruntukan berjumlah RM1 bilion daripada kerajaan Persekutuan untuk program mencegah banjir.

Menyatakan demikian, Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim berkata, permohonan itu dibuat kerana Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran (JPS) yang bertanggungjawab melaksanakan kerja-kerja pencegahan banjir terletak di bawah Kerajaan Persekutuan.

Hanya JPS yang boleh membina kolam takungan air, kata Abdul Khalid pada sidang media selepas menyampaikan bantuan bencana banjir kilat Fasa 1 daerah Klang di sini, hari ini.

Menteri Besar berkata, beliau telah dimaklumkan oleh JPS bahawa RM1 bilion diperlukan untuk mengatasi masalah banjir di Klang. “Unit Perancang Ekonomi negeri Selangor (UPEN) dan Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran (JPS) telah sediakan kertas kerja dan saya akan kemukakannya kepada Exco Kerajaan Negeri dalam tempoh dua minggu lagi.

“Selepas itu, saya akan menulis kepada Unit Perancang Ekonomi (EPU) untuk terangkan mengenai perlunya Kerajaan Persekutuan memberi keutamaan menyelesaikan masalah banjir bukan sahaja di Klang tetapi juga (di kawasan lain) di Selangor,” katanya.

Sebanyak 1,318 keluarga di bandar Klang yang terjejas akibat banjir kilat pada bulan lepas masing-masing menerima bantuan berjumlah RM500 daripada kerajaan negeri. – Bernama

The date of the news report? 18 April 2012. Just few weeks shy from he claimed a savings of RM1.2 billion, and potentially rise up to RM1.9 billion.

I know, it is one month ago news.. but I can’t help to think… if really Selangor government is having that much of cash rich.. why not use to help the flood victim? Why, despite of accusing federal government this and that, asking an aid of RM 1 billion? Why can’t the very much people’s government taking own initiative to assist people of Selangor? Or at least, work out and share the cost, if really Selangor state led by Pakatan Rakyat have placed out the RM1.2 billion fund.

In a way, I think it is really smart of Tan Sri Khalid. Why? Putting the cost to federal government, but later own, silent on it as if nothing happen.. or worse, make a claim as if it is their success (as his counterpart in Penang did).

 

Question on the street: Stingy or smart? You tell me.🙂

 

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