Sunday March 17, 2013
Selangor faces suit by 2,000 housewives
KUALA LUMPUR: The Selangor Government will soon face a lawsuit from a group of housewives from Ampang and Pandan Indah for failing to fulfil its manifesto promises in the last general election.
Lawyer Kamaruddin Ahmad, who is leading the group, said that he would be filing the suit on behalf of about 2,000 housewives at the Shah Alam High Court next week after the Selangor Government failed to strike out an earlier suit from a group of single mothers.
“We have identified about 2,000 housewives all over Selangor to claim their RM50 monthly allowance and to reduce assessment tax as promised by the state government in their election manifesto,” he told reporters at the briefing session to claim promises made by Pakatan Rakyat in its 2008 election manifesto here yesterday.
According to Pakatan’s 2008 manifesto, housewives are entitled to receive a RM50 allowance per month. Pakatan had also promised to reduce quit rent and assessment rates in Selangor by 20% for residential places and 10% for commercial ones.
It was reported that the Shah Alam High Court had dismissed an application by the Selangor Government and its Mentri Besar to strike out a RM10.9mil suit filed against them by a group of single mothers in January.