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SHAH ALAM (Dec 13, 2012): The legal action against the Selangor government will provide a chance for the state find the party responsible for creating lies and attacking the state government.

Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid said that the state however will not try to stop anyone from taking legal action as it is their right as a Selangor citizen.

“Pakatan Rakyat concept is to help those in need. Not giving charity to everyone.

“We have many schemes to help those in need. They (the single moms) must prove that they really need (the charity),” he told reporters after officiating the opening of 2012 Selangor Agro Fest here, today.

According to Abdul Khalid, the state could also improve their mechanism to help the people if indeed some people are left behind.

He added that those who voted and understand Pakatan Rakyat would understand what the state are doing through its many schemes under the ‘Selangorku’ and ‘Merakyatkan Ekonomi Selangor’ initiative.

Yesterday, a total of 3,011 single mothers filed a suit against the Selangor government demanding it to pay them a total of RM16.26 million in allowance due to them as promised by the opposition pact in its 2008 general election manifesto. The women, led by Selangor Single Mothers Association chairman Murtini Kasman filed the suit through Mssrs Kamarudin & Partners at the High Court here.

The plaintiffs claimed that they were victims of discrimination practised by the state government as it failed to fulfil its promise to pay the allowance after taking over the state in 2008.

They said the state government was also being irrational when it refused to give any explanations for its failure to pay the allowance.

The 3,011 plaintiffs are demanding to be paid single mothers allowance of RM100 a month for 54 months (from April 1, 2008 till Oct 30, 2012), bringing the total to RM16.26 million.