Published: Wednesday March 20, 2013 MYT 2:18:00 PM
Updated: Friday March 22, 2013 MYT 10:05:54 PM
GE13: Group holds protest against Selangor govt over unfulfilled election promises
By TEH ENG HOCK
SHAH ALAM: A group of senior citizens, single mothers and housewives gathered in Section 7 here Wednesday to protest against the state government, alleging that the Pakatan Rakyat administration had failed to fulfill its electoral promises.
Spearheading the protest was lawyer Kamarudin Ahmad, who has initiated several lawsuits against the state government for not implementing promises made prior to the 2008 general election.
"We are here to demand for the rights of the people.
"The Pakatan government makes many promises. The people hope these promises made in 2008 will be fulfilled before they make any more new promises.
"How can the people trust the new promises if old promises have not been kept?" he questioned.
The suits involve thousands of Selangor residents on various issues including single mother allowances, free water and land ownership.
Last November, Kamarudin represented a group of 2,020 single mothers, who filed a suit demanding a total of RM10.9mil in allowances due to them as promised by Pakatan in its 2008 election manifesto.
Last month, he represented a group of 1,001 senior citizens, who filed a suit at the High Court civil registry here, claiming that the state government had failed to provide them each with a RM2,500 Takaful insurance policy as promised in the manifesto.
Early this month, Kamarudin filed for a judicial review on behalf of Kuala Selangor settlers against the state government for revoking a promise of land offered to them by the previous administration.
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