For the pass few weeks, several organizations, associations and poor people had come to my office seeking for assistance.
Most of the assistances they seek are monetary assistances. As ruling party assemblyman, I have the privilege to offer my help utilising my constituency development fund.
It is also the same fund that makes all Pakatan Rakyat Assemblypersons in Selangor placed under the MACC’s selective investigation.
Before the death of Teoh Beng Hock, it was reported that recipients of such contributions were held up by MACC for investigations as “witnesses”. They were repeatedly asked whether they have received the amount or not.
As for suppliers and contractors, they were also called up by the MACC to confirm if they have really supplied the said items in the event or not. Contractors of small engineering projects were also called up to provide details of the jobs they had done for the assemblypersons.
Most of those who were called up by the MACC could not understand why MACC has to repeatedly ask them the same questions. While there are also contractors who are cornered by the MACC interrogators to make false statement that they did not supply the said item, Tan Boon Hua is a very classical example.
It seems like receiving helps and financial assistances to temples, organizations, poor families from Pakatan Rakyat assemblypersons nowadays is soon becoming a messy affairs to the recipients and the general public.
Should we, Pakatan Rakyat assemblypersons, stop the practice temporarily?