SELCAT hearing on how a total of RM27 million was spent by 54 Barisan Nasional (BN) assemblymen in the first three months of 2008. which will be held from Sept 8 to 11 and Sept 15 from 10am till 4pm at the Annexe Hall in the state legislative assembly building.
SHAH ALAM (Aug 28, 2009): The Selangor Select Committee on Competency, Accountability and Transparency (Selcat) will conduct an inquiry on how allocations of Selangor assemblymen were spent in 2008 and in the first half of this year and whether there was any abuse or wastage involved.
The highlight of the probe will be a scrutiny on how a total of RM27 million was spent by 54 Barisan Nasional (BN) assemblymen in the first three months of 2008.
In a statement today, the Selangor press secretariat said district officers and assemblymen will be called in to give their testimony on how the allocations were spent by the 54 assemblymen before the state fell into the hands of the Pakatan Rayat (PR) on March 8.
State legislative assembly speaker Teng Chang Khim will chair the hearing which will be held from Sept 8 to 11 and Sept 15 from 10am till 4pm at the Annexe Hall in the state legislative assembly building.
This is the second public hearing to be held by the committee. The first one held in late March probed into the excesses and monies received and spent by the Selangor wives of parliamentarians and assemblymen welfare organization (Balkis).
Among others, this second hearing will investigate how 203 allocations for an area were given in one day, and the approval of permanent land titles after Parliament was dissolved on Feb 13, 2008.
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