Hugh unauthorized increase of assessment rates for the Manjung District

Press Statement
by Ngeh Koo Ham

(Ipoh,  Thursday): I refer to the press report today quoting the Menteri Besar of Perak, YAB Dato’ Seri Tajol Rosli as announcing an increase of 0.5% of assessment rates for all premises in the State of Perak except for those in the Ipoh City. 

However, premises owners in the Manjung District have complained to me that they have received notices from the Manjung Town Council (Majlis Perbandaran Manjung-MPM) notifying them of assessment rates increase ranging from 15.0% to 37%. As much as 76 times the rate announced by the Menteri Besar!


Here is another example of the State Government not knowing what the subordinate authorities are doing.


I call on the Menteri Besar to direct the MPM to cancel the above said notifications immediately and allow only 0.5% increase in the assessment rates.


I call on the Yang DiPertua of MPM and the councilors of the MPM who are all appointees of UMNO, MCA, MIC, Gerak and PPP to explain why they have approved such hugh unauthorized increase of assessment rates for the Manjung District.


* Ngeh Koo Ham, DAP Perak Chairman, Perak Assembly Opposition Leader and the Assemblyman For Sitiawan