IPOH: Jun 19 By SYLVIA LOOI
Following Selangor's footsteps, the Perak state assembly sitting will go live on the Internet too.
Speaker V. Sivakumar said the entire proceeding would be screened through Internet broadband television.
“It is to allow Perakians all over the world to see their assemblymen in action,” he told a press conference here Thursday.
Perak is the second state after Selangor to air their state assembly sitting live through the Internet.
It was reported that the Selangor assembly webcast recorded 110,000 hits from as far as Dubai and United Kingdom.
Sivakumar said the website address would be provided later. Those interested to watch the proceedings live can contact the Speaker's office.
Sultan of Perak Sultan Azlan Shah is expected to open the state assembly on June 24. On another matter, Education, Local Government, Housing and Public Transport Committee chairman Nga Kor Ming said the state would not follow the Federal Government’s move to pay civil servants every two weeks.
“Besides being an extra burden on them, it is also not a cost-effective move,” he said.
He also said that the state executive council had agreed to create the post of Opposition Leader with a monthly allowance of RM2,000, an assistant and an office in the State Secretariat.