S'gor focus on ‘Free Anwar’ campaign, not anti-dengue, says Noh Omar

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PARLIAMENT The Selangor state government has been slammed by a Barisan Nasional (BN) member of parliament for giving priority to the ‘Free Anwar’ campaign and not the anti-dengue campaign.

Noh Omar (BN-Tanjung Karang) said this could be seen from the many signboards calling for the release of former opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim compared to those on the anti-dengue campaign.

"The dengue problem in Selangor is serious. There were 77 deaths recorded in the state in 2014, 177 last year and another 17 deaths up to March this year," he said when debating on the motion of thanks for the opening address by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong in the Dewan Rakyat today.

For the anti-dengue campaign, the federal government had allocated RM12 million to the Selangor government from 2013 until March this year, while the Selangor government only allocated RM2 million.

Noh said the federal government, through the 11th Malaysia Plan, had approved 289 projects worth some RM18.37 billion in Selangor.

As such, the Selangor government should be grateful to the federal government for the assistance and infrastructure provided by the BN government, he added.

- Bernama

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