SEREMBAN: There has been no discussion and no decision has been made regarding the allocation that will be given to Members of the State Legislative Assembly (ADUN) in Negeri Sembilan.
Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun said, the matter included the amount and allocation to the five opposition assemblymen in the state.
“Regarding the allocation, it has not been discussed yet, agree or not, we will discuss it because it is for the good.
“Discussions will be held regarding the amount of the allocation, including whether there is a need to appoint a State Legislative Assembly (DUN) coordinator,” he told reporters at a press conference after chairing the Exco Weekly Meeting at Wisma Negeri here today.
He who is also the Sikamat assemblyman said that previously the annual allocation to each assemblyman was as much as RM400,000 including for state assembly coordinators who were appointed in state assembly areas won by the opposition.
After the end of the State Election (PRN) on August 12, it has been seen that the combined cooperation of Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Barisan Nasional (BN) has succeeded in forming the Negeri Sembilan government by winning 31 seats out of 36 contested seats in the state.
The assemblymen involved took the oath of office and signed their respective oaths in front of the Speaker of the Negeri Sembilan State Assembly, Datuk MK Ibrahim Abd. Rahman at the First (Special) Conference of the 15th Negeri Sembilan State Assembly held yesterday.
Meanwhile, in other developments, the Menteri Besar informed that there are currently more than 100 flood warning sirens installed by the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (JPS) throughout the state and all of them are working well.
“I was given a briefing during the day that there were more than 100 warning sirens, if before there were only 30, and I was informed that all the warning sirens had been tested and were working well,” he added.
In other developments as well, Aminuddin explained, the state government is now waiting for the guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOP) related to rare earth elements (REE) to be issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change before taking the next step, especially regarding mining and process the mineral.