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KUCHING, Oct 1: Sarawak Pakatan Harapan (PH) secretariat has refuted claims that went viral in the social media on the mechanism and payment scheme of the proposed Village Community Management Council (MPKK).
The secretariat expressed dismay on the inaccurate description of the MPKK, which it deemed as “various fake news being circulated by irresponsible and mischievous unknown parties”.
“We would like to clarify and inform the public that, for correct information (related to MPKK), they may contact the PH Sarawak Secretariat through any of the Pakatan component parties’ members at the grassroots level,” the secretariat said.
The press release was endorsed by state Amanah secretary Abang Abdul Halil Abang Naili, state Bersatu chairman Alkaf Jaziri Abdullah Suffian, state DAP secretary Alan Ling and state PKR secretary Vernon Kedit.
The secretariat pointed out that the MPKK model for Sarawak differed from the model described in the Tatacara MPKK page on the Ministry of Rural Development website, which applies in states governed by Pakatan.
As such, the application form for MPKK Sarawak is available from PH parties’ representatives. The form on the Ministry of Rural Development website does not apply to Sarawak, it said.
The guidelines for MPKK are as follows:
The monthly allowance of MPKK chairman is RM500 and not RM3,500 as being circulated on social media, while MPKK secretary would receive RM300 a month, not RM2,300.
Members of the MPKK committee do not receive any monthly allowances but for every meeting they attend, an attendance allowance of RM50 would be paid.
The MPKK must have not more than six meetings annually.
These allowances are paid by the federal government through the Ministry of Rural Development in Putrajaya.
The amounts are banked in directly to the bank accounts of the MPKK office bearers and not through the District or Resident Offices in Sarawak. — DayakDaily