BALAKONG: Pakatan Harapan representatives in Selangor have neglected their responsibility by not asking questions to the National Legislative Assembly meeting today, said Tan Chee Teong (pic).
The MCA candidate for the Balakong prediction said that the drafters missed the deadline because they were inexperienced, which was unacceptable.
"All mechanics receive a notification of the meeting with the relevant documents, including the steps of the application and the deadline," he said.
"The fundamental duty of a collector is to ask questions in the state meeting, to debate and to discuss accounts," said Tan yesterday at a press conference.
Oriental Daily reported that the drafters had asked only 420 questions, a decrease of 40% compared to the previous number of more than 700 submitted questions.
It reported that all five oppositional assembly people – four from Umno and one from PAS – had asked questions.
Many of the 50 Pakistani mechanics had, however, failed to do so.
The report quoted Selangor speaker Ng Suee Lin, who said that many Pakistani assembly members missed the deadline to submit their questions because they were new and were not familiar with the process.
Tan claimed that the Pakistani Harapan government was too strong and that their legislators had become complacent.
It seems that they were not the voice of the people and neglected the importance of the state's legislative assembly, he said.
When Pakatan won 51 of the 56 state gardens in Selangor in the fourteenth general election, Tan said there was a need for more representatives of the opposition to hold the state government accountable.
"A healthy system with two parties ensures control and balance between the government and the opposition in the state meeting," said Tan.