A signage place at a train station in Kuala Lumpur. (Photo: flickr/Liyin)

A warning signage posted at a train station in Kuala Lumpur that say 'Do Not Vote Barisan Nasional. (Photo: flickr/Liyin)

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Via Malaysia Insider:

BN state lawmakers received RM500,00 while state executive councillors received an additional RM100,000.

He said normal monthly expenditure only amounts to between RM20,000 and RM50,000 but during the general elections the lawmakers maximise their expenditure.’

“They try and spend as much as possible before the general elections.”

Huzaini, who became the Gombak District Officer in 2007, gave a candid account of how there was virtually no accountability and safeguards on how previous BN assemblyman spent their annual allocations.

He was the second witness to testify at the first of the public inquiry into how state allocations are spent by state law makers by the previous and current administrations.

Huzaini, who is in charged of overseeing allocations to six constituencies, said it was his personal opinion that lawmakers were entitled to the allocations while his office merely tried its best to ensure applications are approved with minimum delay.

He said assemblymen would call his office to expedite applications for funds but he initially denied there was any direct pressure to approve.

“We usually just approve all applications because we want to avoid confrontation,” he said, adding that they were frequently caught in a difficult position.

“We are wrong if we approved and wrong if we didn’t.”

Huzaini said normal applications for funds are approved within two weeks but state lawmakers would often asked for applications to be processed and funds to be issued earlier.