Monday, 13 July 2009 10:27 AM

MP Touring Allowance

I wonder how many of them really toured their constituencies 3 times a year but that doesn't matter because even if MPs don't make it, he still gets his touring allowance. There are loop holes and ambiguity in this. Then here comes the amendment as not only to use the funds as a touring allowance but almost double up the amount to meet other constituency projects or social commitments. Sound like RCDF which is susceptible to anyone's disposal; anyone can guess this, another duplication of purposes. By the way, the parliamentary entitlement regulation is very good at devising means to obtain bogus allowances.

I guess when we face with difficult times and when government freeze job recruitment to carry out its needed services, I call upon them to show some maturity by amending some of these entitlements. Its time we show how sincere we are and not just mere talking or giving a speech.

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