Parliamentary Opposition Leader Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has been challenged to raise Selangor's budget deficit during the Selangor state assembly sitting.
The challenge was made by Sungai Panjang assemblyperson Budiman Mohd Zohdi, in view of Wan Azizah's criticism against Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak for tabling a deficit budget for the federal government.
Wan Azizah is the Permatang Pauh MP and Kajang assemblyperson. Budiman is also the Sungai Besar MP.
Budiman pointed out that Selangor's projected deficit was 26 percent of the total amount allocated for 2018, while it was only 14 percent for Putrajaya's Budget 2018.
Budiman said it was strange for the PKR-led Selangor government to do so as their lawmakers had criticised Najib over Putrajaya's budget deficit.
"So now the Selangor government is doing the same. In fact, in terms of percentages, the deficit for Selangor is higher than the deficit for the federal government.
"Will Wan Azizah, as the Kajang lawmaker, raise this during the debate (in the state legislative assembly) next week?
"Clearly, they had shot themselves in the foot with their criticisms of Putrajaya's budget deficit. Clearly, they are hypocrites," said Budiman in a statement last night...