Allowance cut: Hannah Yeoh accepts decision

KUALA LUMPUR: Segambut member of Parliament (MP) Hannah Yeoh has accepted the decision of the government to cut MPs' development allowance from RM3.8 million to RM1.3 million.

Yeoh, who is also Youth and Sports Minister, said the MPs were still awaiting for a briefing on the decision.

"We have not been briefed yet, but I think we will follow the advice of the cabinet.

"If that (the amount) is what is being allocated, we will (accept). We will wait for the tabling of the 2023 Budget."

She said this when met at the Kuala Lumpur Police Contingent's hiking programme with the community at Bukit Kiara Federal Park, here this morning.

Also present was Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.

Yestersay, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim confirmed that the development allowance for MPs had been reduced to RM1.3 million from RM3.8 million.

Anwar said this move was meant to better control the country's finances and would be implemented in stages, and involved the development allocations of MPs coordinated by the District and Land Office, and the State Development Office.

However, Anwar said the government would consider extending additional allocations if there were pressing needs in a particular parliamentary constituency, such as for repairing infrastructure.

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