Give full account of MRP fund spent last year — Chong
Chong shows a copy of the State Budget 2015 estimates which states the state’s MRP fund allocation.
KUCHING: The state government is urged to give a full account on how the minor rural project (MRP) allocation in 2015 was spent.
State DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen said with the state’s MRP fund allocation of RM905.9 million last year a full account on how it was spent must be given.
“RM905.9 million is a very large sum for MRPs. In 2015, there were about 60 rural constituencies. Therefore, on average, each constituency received approximately RM15 million.
“Take for example there are 35 villages in the Tasik Biru constituency. This means that each village received around RM400,000 each in MRP,” he told a press conference at the party’s headquarters yesterday.
However, Chong, who is also Kota Sentosa assemblyman, claimed that none of the villages in Tasik Biru received RM400,000 in MRP last year.
“Where has the money gone to? This is the question that Sarawakians must ask and which Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem must answer.
“I also call on all Barisan Nasional elected representatives in the rural constituencies to provide the whole list of MRPs that they gave out in 2015. Each of the constituencies should have RM15 million in MRP fund, failing which, the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) must move in to investigate,” he said.