Monday January 28, 2013
MCA to help take Pakatan to court over ‘promises’
KLANG: MCA has pledged to bring the Selangor Government to court over unfulfilled claims made prior to winning the state in the 2008 general election.
These include reducing assessment rates by 20%, free water to all consumers and a special allowance to single mothers in the state.
Klang MCA Youth chief Ching Eu Boon said his team was currently registering the names of people who have yet to receive these “goodies”.
“We are currently focusing on registering residents who did not get any reduction in their assessment and single mothers who did not receive the promised allowances.
“We hope to record at least 5,000 people (in Pandamaran) because without proof, the matter cannot be brought to court,” he told a news conference after registering about 1,000 names yesterday.
On Wednesday, the Shah Alam High Court dismissed the application by the state government to strike out a RM10.9mil suit filed against them by a group of single mothers.
Justice Yaacob Md Sam said promises made during an election continued to exist for interpretation as a policy by those who were elected based on the promises.