Sunday, June 1, 2008

Let state get on with its job, chamber urges NGOs

The Star - June 1, 2008

Its president Datuk Khor Teng Tong said yesterday that the Pakatan Rakyat government was new and still working to bring in tangible changes to the state.

“However, many NGOs are overly eager to give their opinions on the running of the state administration.

“They should only act within the scope of their organisations and not to get involved in everything.

“At the end of the day, the state government will be bogged down by having to deal with only trivial issues (by responding to their comments),” he said at the PCCC annual general meeting yesterday.

On May 23, it was that a coalition of 12 NGOs had advised the state not to agree to federal-funded infrastructure projects until a transport master plan was in place. A month earlier, an NGO, called the Coalition for Local Government Elections, had expressed dismay at the “over representation” of chambers of commerce representatives in the two municipal councils in the state.

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