Ahmad Maslan says not wrong for govt to organise programmes, announce allocations during by-elections

It is not an offence for ministers or ministries to organise programmes or announce allocations during by-elections, Umno supreme council member Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan said.

(MMO) – He said such matters have been brought to court before but decisions have never sided with the Opposition parties that raised the issue.

“The courts decided then that they (the ministers) were there based on their government leadership positions to meet the people and coincidentally there was a by-election. So it’s not an offence.

“I am here (Sungai Bakap) tonight as an Umno supreme council member to give a talk, so are the rest of my friends, including Fadhlina Sidek, who is Education Minister, and also the MP here (Nibong Tebal),” he told reporters after attending a political talk in Kampung Makau Suah here last night.

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