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Seri Perdana utility bills hit RM2.3mil last year


THE utility bills of the Prime Minister's official residence Seri Perdana in Putrajaya came to RM2.3mil last year, says Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim.

In a written reply to Anthony Loke (DAP-Seremban), he said RM2,237,788.13 was spent on electricity while RM311,174.25 was spent on water throughout 2012.

Shahidan also said that the electricity and water bills for the Deputy Prime Minister's official residence Sri Satria were RM865,458.56 and RM99,264.03 for last year.

At a press conference in Parliament lobby, Loke called on Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to justify the costs.

"The US White House is only about 7.2ha, while Seri Perdana is 17ha and Sri Satria is 7.3ha.

"The White House does not only serve as the US President's residence but also his office.

However, Seri Perdana is merely the Prime Minister's residence," he said.

Loke proposed that Najib and Muhyiddin pay the Goods and Services Tax (GST) out of their own pockets instead of making the taxpayers pay," he said.

Inmate misses family most


GEORGE TOWN: Although he has six more months to serve before his release, a 46-year-old prison inmate longs for his family, especially with Deepavali around the corner.

The man, who has two children aged between 10 and 20, is serving a two-year jail term in the Penang Prison for drug possession.

"What I miss most is definitely my family.

He promised to turn over a new leaf and help out his family with their cattle farming business once he is freed.

He was among nine Hindu inmates who received packets of Deepavali cookies from the Malaysia Hindhu-dharma Mamandram Penang branch and Om Shakti charitable organisations at the prison.

Malaysia Hindhudharma Maman-dram Penang branch deputy president D.S.V. Nandakumar stressed that the public should not exclude ex-convicts from the society.

Some 2,500 packets of Deepavali cookies were distributed to the Hindu inmates in Penang Prison as well as the Seberang Prai Prison Complex in Sungai Jawi.

Penang Prisons deputy director Mohd Sobri Mahadzir thanked the society for visiting the inmates for the past 33 years.

Anwar dismisses reports that Azmin will replace Khalid as MB


KUALA LUMPUR: Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dismissed reports that PKR deputy president Azmin Ali will replace Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim as Selangor Mentri Besar.

"If they want to make a change, how would I know? It's not an issue," he said at a press conference at the Parliament lobby yesterday.

He was asked to comment on a report in a Malay-language daily about talk that Azmin would replace Khalid as several people in the PKR were allegedly unhappy with the current Mentri Besar's style of administration.

Khalid was recently criticised by Anwar, who allegedly told him that he had failed to expend the state's revenue well.

Commenting on the criticism, Anwar said: "Khalid appointed me as the (economic) adviser (to the Selangor government), that was why I made the remark. I have the responsibility to remind (Abdul Khalid)."

Meanwhile, Azmin denied the rumours, saying it was a new matter even to him.

"There are no efforts to change leadership in the Selangor government. If both Khalid and Anwar have denied the matter, clearly the rumour is untrue," he said when met at the Parliament lobby.

Azmin, who is Bukit Antarabangsa assembyman, said he recently had a four-hour meeting with Khalid where they discussed issues pertaining to the state.

"Despite some issues raised by the leadership, he (Khalid) is a man of conviction, incorruptible and has shown committment to Pakatan Rakyat's cause.

"There is no reason for us to replace Khalid as the Mentri Besar," said Azmin, adding that he would be meeting Khalid again today.

Khalid has also brushed off the rumours, saying he took the criticism positively and that people were free to speak their mind.


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