In April, the Finance Ministry has sent out circulars to all government agencies to "advise" them to cut cost and prevent wastage. The minister estimated RM2 billion will be saved from the cost-cutting measure and the money would go towards food subsidies and long-term development projects. This measure "is a moral thing" according to Second Finance Minister.
Some BN state governments echo it by reducing as much as 30 per cent of the chief ministers, exco members and state assemblymen's allowances.
The move, however, is not heeded well by Kuala Lumpur City Hall.
Night motorists passing by KL City Hall headquarter in the recent months hitherto would not miss the light show on the already all lit up headquarter building.
As the richest city hall in the country, KL City Hall should be the fore-runner of all government agencies to prevent wastage of energy.
Why switch off the air-con and lights during lunch break while light up the entire building at night plus the gigantic light show? How is the nightly light show benefiting the people in trying times? Is this city mayor Datuk Ab Hakim Borhan's leadership by example? Why does he need to go overseas more than 10 times on official visit after his appointment as city mayor less than 2 years ago?
If Borhan could not answer the questions, I think it is high time for him to step down immediately for the sake of all KL taxpayers.
Lim Lip Eng
DAP MP for Segambut