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Hadi blames federal govt for Kelantan's backwardness

Last update: 14/09/2018

KUALA NERUS, Sept 14  (Bernama) -- PAS  has difficulty bringing progress for Kelantan and Terengganu because most economic aspects need to get the approval of the federal government, said  its president  Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

"Our hands are quite tied especially in implementing syariah laws including in the economic aspects. The state government cannot set up a bank, that power is in the hands of the federal government.

"If we want to bring foreign investors to Terengganu and Kelantan, it requires federal government approval. This is a stumbling block for us,” he told reporters after opening PAS’ 64th Muktamar (general assembly) here today.

 He explained that a state government’s powers were  limited to matters like managing mosques, inherited assets, endowment land, religious education and land.

As such,  Abdul Hadi  said he hoped that the federal government would be more open towards the governments of Kelantan and Terengganu so that they can enjoy more progress.....


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