Deputy Minister asks Orang Asli not to look at the budget critically

Published: 30 October 2010

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department SK Devamany has warned the opposition not to use the Orang Asli as a platform to attack the government.

"The Orang Asli should avoid being used by the opposition. Like the mega-tower, for example. You see it being taken over by the opposition (for its own purposes)," Devamany told FMT when he was asked about the grouses of the Orang Asli.

He also advised the Orang Asli not to look at the Budget 2011 criticially, especially where the RM100 million allocations were concerned.

Devamany added that various governmental outlets were open to the Orang Asli if they had a complaint to make. These included the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, the Prime Minister's Department and even the Prime Minister himself.

"All these areas are open to the Orang Asli,” he said.

From The Nut Graph, by Patrick Lee. 30 October 2010

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