Both government and opposition MPs will be given equal allocations under the Prime Minister’s Special Allocation for the final four months of this year, says Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Special Functions) Mastura Mohd Yazid.
She said the move was in line with Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s commitment to implementing the transformation of Parliament.
Speaking while winding up her debate on the royal address in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday, Mastura said the special allocation for parliamentary constituencies was in addition to, and to complement the allocation provided by the government under the five-year Malaysia Plan.
She said the provision of parliamentary constituency allocations to government and opposition MPs with different values previously was in accordance with the existing policy, and depended on the government’s financial position and capability.
During the debate session, several MPs including Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (Independent-Muar), Mohd Azis Jamman (Warisan-Sepanggar) and Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz (BN-Padang Rengas) had suggested that the allocation should be distributed equally to all MPs.