Which parliamentary seat does the Finance Minister, appointed not elected, want to run for? Lembah Pantai or Kuala Selangor?






By Soo Wern Jun

Monday, 06 Jun 2022 5:17 PM MYT

KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 — Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz should not abuse his position as minister to contest in a constituency, DAP secretary-general Anthony Loke jas warned today.

In a statement, Loke said Tengku Zafrul’s approach of “adopting” Kuala Selangor is an abuse of authority, amid rumours that he is slated to contest the seat under Umno.

“Tengku Zafrul should not use his position as Finance Minister to give himself an advantage to contest in a constituency.

“Throughout my tenure as a Member of Parliament since 2008, I have never heard of any ministry using the ‘adopted district’ approach,” Loke said.

Loke who is also former transport minister added that a ministry needs to formulate policies and deliver services to the whole country and not just any one particular area.

“Furthermore, approval for a railway station is also not under his jurisdiction as Minister of Finance.

“Approval for the ‘railway scheme’ is under the responsibility of the Land Public Transport Agency which is an agency under the Ministry of Transport,” Loke said.



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