GOV'T TO LOWER FOOD COURT RENTAL AT KUANTAN UTC

12 Jul 2013 11:19

KUANTAN, July 8 (Bernama) -- The Pahang government has agreed to reduce the rental for traders at the food court of the Urban Transformation Centre (UTC)after considering their application, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob said today.

He said the new rental would be announced after the state government had held discussions on the matter with the UTC management and the Kuantan Municipal Council.

"The matter has been noted by the state government. We will announce the new rental later," he said when replying to a supplementary question from Sim Chon Siang (PKR-Teruntum) in the state legislative assembly.

Replying to the original question, also from Sim, he said it cost RM37.43 million to establish the UTC, and that it was borne entirely by the federal government.

"The primary objective of the UTC is to facilitate the people by enabling them to undertake various transactions with government agencies under one roof," he said.

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Adnan said, however, that the establishment of the UTC did not negate the state government's original plan to establish a new administrative centre in Indera Mahkota.

Replying to a question from Datuk Md Sohaimi Mohamed Shah (BN-Sungai Lembing), the menteri besar said the Pahang government would write to the federal government to include in the Sedition Act a clause prohibiting the ridicule of the institution of the monarchy in the social media.

Adnan also called on the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to be stricter in enforcing the law to check slander in the social media.

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