National-level open house in six states more cost-effective: Amirudin
Anwar chose to hold national-level open houses in six states, including PN led states of Kedah, Kelantan, and Terengganu. Other states included Selangor, Penang, and Negri Sembilan (but says they’re unrelated to the coming state elections).
(The Vibes) – The national-level Hari Raya open house to be hosted in six states by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is considered to cost less compared to those conducted by previous administrations, said Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari.
Taking to social media, Amirudin said the criticism by Perikatan Nasional (PN) that the national-level open house celebration is excessive is unfounded.
Amirudin then took Selangor as an example where the state’s Hari Raya open house, held in nine districts last year, had cost less than RM1 million compared to previous years.
“PN had criticised the Aidilfitri celebration by the PM held in six states and even raised the issue of wastages.
“Since 2022, Selangor has hosted open houses in nine districts and will continue to do so this year. Records however show that the state had spent less for each locality.
“In previous years, expenditure exceeded RM1 million in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
“However, last year, expenditure only cost RM900,000, with an average RM100,000 for each district,” said Amirudin.