"Our money". Menteri Besar Ahmad Said, unwanted by the Badawi Administration but there because the Sultan of Terengganu wants him there, has asked Putrajaya to let the State Government manage the oil royalty, which amounts to some RM1 billion a year.
I wonder if he realised what a revelation he was making. Read the Bernama story h e r e. No need to read between the lines:So, will we know who spent the billions of ringgit of "wang ehsan" for the last 4 years? And what were the projects that did not benefit the people of Terengganu? Does this sound like a job for the (proposed) fully-independent ACA (read the story h e r e)?"... They use our money. When a ministry implements a project, it does so based on its own interests without taking into account the feelings and needs of the people of Terengganu."This raises problems for the state government. I am being frank here. Personally, I have been unhappy with some projects because of their high cost and lack of priority for the people. It is other people, not us, who make the decisions when we are the masters (in the state)," he said.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Terengganu wants Federal to hand over RM1 billion "wang ehsan"
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