-FOR 2012 ALONE, JUNAIDI HAD SUCCEEDED IN BRINGING AN OVERALL TOTAL OF RM18 MILLION FOR MORE THAN 100 PROJECTS IN SANTUBONG, A TREMENDOUS ACHIEVEMENT INDEED-
|FOR GOOD CAUSE Junaidi (centre) handing a cheque to one of the recipients looked on by Feona (on his right), Rashidi (his left) and dignitaries at the ceremony yesterday|
The total development projects in Santubong Parliamentary constituency which are considered having “minor set-backs” which is less than 30 per cent of the overall 100 over varieties of projects.
Member of Parliament for Santubong Datuk Dr Haji Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said that a majority of these so-call “set-backed” projects has been identified caused by the contractors whom failed to meet the dateline to commence their work at the site due to various reasons.
“Although, some of the projects had been tenderized to commence the work since June this year, some of the sites had not been touched” at all,” said Junaidi adding that the usual reason for not meeting the commencing date are financial, manpower and others.
“To tell you tell you frankly, all the hard work and initiative dedicated by any Member of Parliament to allocate the funding for any development projects in his or her area will literally go into the drain as the funding would be given back to the federal should the project failed to start.”
He explained although most of the set-backed projects were below RM300,000.00, it is still a waste as it will benefit many of the people in the area where the projects were supposed to be erected.
Junaidi, who is also Deputy Speaker of Parliament disclosed to UnReportedNews™® that for this year alone (2012), he had managed to “milk-up” nearly RM18 million worth development projects he had mentioned earlier.
Accompanied by his wife Datin Hajah Feona Sim Abdullah, Junaidi was met after attending the presenting ceremony of the “Touch-Point Cheques and Emergency Allocations” in conjunction with the breaking and fast session for his Parliamentary constituency held at a hotel near the city here on Wednesday evening.
“To ensure the contractors will work up to schedule, the community nearby, especially community leaders, village heads, grass root leader and those concerned to have the initiative of being pro-active by continue to monitor the projects.”
Pointing out that, government department and agencies such as the Public Work Department (JK) and others are doing all they can to monitor the situation however, it is quite impossible to monitor all and might had overlooked some of the cases.
“For even more effectiveness, any of those he mentioned earlier that could lend a hand to the government, if possible please report in writing for future references relating to the matter.”
The total amount of the cheque presentation were RM396,500.00; maintaining basic facilities for four respective villages (RM100,000.00), 14-Emergency Allocation recipients (RM23,200.00) and 53-Special Touch-Point Allocation recipients (RM246,300.00).
Also present were Santubong Pemanca Rashidi Junai, Pantai Damai PBB Woman Chief Aminah Fatimah Junaidi, Demak Laut PBB Woman Chief Rokiah Temben, JKR Southern Regional Officer Abdul Kamal Mohammad and other distinguished guests.