MB: Land for elected representatives part of state policy


(fz.com) – In attempt to quell criticism from the Pakatan Rakyat, Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said disclosed that the land given to four elected representatives was part of a state policy.

He added that PAS had also done similarly when it governed over the state. PAS ruled the state from 1999 to 2004.
Ahmad explained that the state policy was to award locals land for housing or agricultural purposes.
Since the state representatives were providing a service to the people, he said, land was awarded to them as a token of gratitude.
“They asked (for it) and we granted (it). What is wrong with that? It was acquired the right way,” he told reporters after chairing the weekly exco meeting, this afternoon.
Ahmad was responding to Pakatan Rakyat when the opposition took the Barisan Nasional state government to task for failing to provide land for the ‘rakyat’ and instead awarding a one-hectare plot of land to four of its elected representatives.
The four were Besut MP Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh, former Besut MP Datuk Seri Abdullah Mohamed Zin, Hulu Besut assemblyman Nawi Mohd and Jertih assemblyman Mohd Pehemi Yusof.