KOTA BAHARU, Feb 12 (Bernama) -- The federal government is to itemise its financial allocations to the Kelantan government over the years to enable the people know the facts, Kelantan Umno Liaison Committee chairman Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said today.
He said the people of Kelantan have yet to get a clear picture of the federal government's assistance to the PAS-led state government to develop the state.
"The people of Kelantan do not know the details of the federal government financial allocations to the state all this while. This is a major thing that we will explain to them soon.
"Every year, more than 30 per cent of the allocation is used for state administrative purposes and 70 per cent for development expenses. The people should know this," he said after chairing a meeting of the Kelantan Federal Development Action Council at the Federal Development Department, here.
Mustapa, who is international trade and industry minister, said the move to itemise the aid is purely to counter the allegations of the opposition that the federal government has been mean to the state government in terms of financial allocation.
He said the people should also know that the federal government has built a water treatment plant at Pintu Geng here at a cost of RM52 million.
He also said that the federal government has allocated RM100 million to build state roads in Kelantan.
Mustapa refuted opposition claims that the federal government has failed to implement several projects in the state, saying that the Sultan Ismail Petra bridge project was delayed in implementation and not abandoned.
"The federal government will ensure that each project it undertakes does not fail but there are valid reasons for any delay in implementation," he said.
tunku : they should have done this long time ago. kelantan umno should not only list down aid given to kelantan by them but also list down aid given by pas government too.people can compare then what pas had done in kelantan for the past 2 decades.