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Thursday, April 3, 2008

What's RM1.3 Million Saved When Another Ministry is Throwing Away RM150 Million?

I wrote earlier on how it is good that the competition between states has saved
about RM1.3m.

This story raises a few interesting questions:

These 30,000 employees were ordered by the State BN chairman to resign as these jobs were created basically to look after BN interests.
The new state authorities were going to allow them to finish their contracts before calling elections for these posts.

Now if the BN finds it necessary to use their service, well and good. But why should taxpayers have to foot the bill for such people?

For 30,000 employees at a modest RM5000 each per annum, the annual costs would be RM150m and that will come out of the Rural and Regional Development Ministry. That would mean 120 poor villages would be deprived of RM1m each in development grants to build roads and improve water and electricity systems.

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