LAST_UPDATEWed, 18 Jul 2018 11pm

New Selangor MB Promises To Do His Best For State

SHAH ALAM: Newly minted Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari today promised to do his level best in performing his duties and responsibilities to propel Selangor to greater heights and enhance the livelihood of the people.

The Sungai Tua assemblyman said the Selangor administration would continue to care for the people and lead the state in a transparent manner with integrity.

Amirudin described his new post as a "heavy responsibility", but said he would strive to deliver the government’s promises for the people and help the country prosper.

"I am ready to shoulder this responsibility. If Selangor fails, Malaysia will also face a challenge. Our responsibility is not just to the state, but to also help Putrajaya.

"I aspire to work towards developing the state as a Regional Smart State in collaboration with the Federal Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

"I am thankful for being appointed as the 16th Selangor Menteri Besar. I would like to thank Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali who has set the best example of a leader during his three years and four months as MB.

"His governance and creative administration have helped propel Selangor to a higher level," he said at his first press conference as MB at a luncheon ceremony held at the Exco Housing Complex here today.

Amirudin also extended his gratitude to Pakatan Harapan president and deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, the party leadership and state legislative assembly members for their support.

The 38-year-old leader said he would now focus on implementing and carrying out all existing plans and programmes in the line-up.

"Half a year has passed. I will make some improvements, but I do not think it will bring any good if I were to make (major) changes now.

"All matters pertaining policies, fiscal plans and implementation of policies will be looked at. We will deliver (the plans and programmes) that have been planned and ensure its success."

Amirudin stressed on the importance for all state officials, exco members and civil servants to work together in order to successfully deliver the federal and state government promises to the people.

"I have about four to five years to prove myself (as a capable leader) and fulfill the promises made. I am a team player and I will ensure all parties will work together as a team for the betterment of the state.

"What is important to us after this, is go to the ground and work for the people. We have no time to play politics, but must work hard to ensure we fulfill the big mandate given to us in the past general election."

Asked on the possibility of an exco reshuffle, Amirudin said there might only be minor changes.

"I must discuss this with all those involved. It has only been a month since they were appointed to their respective portfolios, they would have started work."

Meanwhile, Amirudin said he would meet Anwar later in the evening to discuss several matters.