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Gov't refuses to state cost of PM's US visit

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Putrajaya has refused to reveal the cost incurred during Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's visit to the White House last month.

In a parliamentary written reply, Law Minister Azalina Othman Said said the cost was covered under Section 5 of the Members of Parliament (Remuneration) Act 1980.

Azalina revealed that the cost involved "flights, lodging, transport, food allowances, laundry, telephone costs and others".

"The cost incurred by the prime minister and his delegation were in accordance with the rates that are fixed from time to time," she said in a two-paragraph reply...

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