The Rakhine state parliament provided 5,000,000 kyats each township in order to start development projects in the state, as said by the state parliamentarians.
According to the parliamentarians, U San Kyaw Hla, the house-speaker of the Rakhine state parliament, and U Phoe Min, the deputy house-speaker of the Rakhine state parliament, have been handed over the subsidized money at the state house-speaker’s office on 31 January.
“It is impossible to launch local development by using such small amount of money. Just like a grain of sesame cannot make oil. I think it’s a funny,” U Tun Aung Thein, state parliamentarian of Boo-thi-daung township constituency, told Narinjara News.
The moneys were residual cash from the Rakhine state parliament budget delivered by the Union Parliament. The cash distributions were made by the Rakhine state parliament to respective townships as those moneys were left over from its budget.
“Kyat 50-Lakh alone cannot launch even a development project. The case is that there are two constituencies in one township and then there will be two state parliamentarians. So, one parliamentarian has to receive only kyat 25 lakhs.
"Anyhow, we’re looking for an essential area in our constituency where we’ve to use the money in a supportive way," said U Kyaw Lwin, state parliamentarian of the Kyauk-phru constituency, to Narinjara News.
Currently, some Rakhine state parliamentarians are not able to accept the respective money as they were occupied by their trips.
Translated by Zin Linn