Enact law making equal constituency funding mandatory, says Bersih

Enact law making equal constituency funding mandatory, says Bersih

2 months ago

PETALING JAYA: Equal constituency development funding should be institutionalised and made law, electoral watchdog Bersih said.

Bersih chief Thomas Fann said this could be done either through new legislation such as a Constituency Development Funding Act or as part of the proposed Parliamentary Services Act.

Through such legislation, the allocation of funds for MPs would be dispensed through Parliament, not the Prime Minister’s Office, he said.

“The funds cannot be given out at the whim and fancy of the prime minister of the day,” said Fann at the launch of Bersih’s 2021 annual report.

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