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Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari and his wife Datin Seri Masdiana Muhamad gives out ‘ang pau’ to the Tiong Hua people in Sungai Tua on January 24, 2020. — Picture by FIKRI YUSOF/SELANGORKINI

MB: Despite rapid growth, no one left behind

By Khairul Azran Hussin

SHAH ALAM, Feb 10 — The Selangor government will ensure that no groups will be left behind in benefiting from the state’s rapid development.

Its Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the effort is in line with the “Maju Bersama” (Prosper Together) slogan, which cares for the interest of the people, especially in digitalisation.

“We are not just carrying the idea of a Smart State, we are also arranging for its smooth implementation by taking into account the elderly and those who are skilled or computer-literate via the Selangor Digital Partner initiative.

“The aim is not to just get our parents but also our grandparents to come together in this digital wave.

“We are a government that cares and we will succeed together, ‘Maju Bersama’,” said Amirudin in his Chinese New Year address.

He said although the festival will be celebrated in a different atmosphere this year, the filial piety aspect on family and obedience are still maintained in accordance with the teaching of Confucius.

Amirudin said that element along with the spirit of togetherness and community bond becomes the basis for the Chinese New Year celebration thus making this year’s festival more meaningful.

“Taking this lesson into account, Selangor will hold a virtual Chinese New Year Open House which is part of the digitalisation agenda that started since 2016 but was accelerated and given a boost due to the challenges from the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.

The Selangor government will organise a Chinese New Year celebration via online through social media networks on February 12.

“I hope the best for all, that in the face of a pandemic that continues on a rampage, we do not give up and continue to work to continue on with our lives.

“With these prayers and hopes, I wish a Happy Chinese New Year to all. Xin Nian Kuai Le, Yi Ben Wan Li, Zhu Bao Ping An. Gong Xi Fa Cai to all,” said Amirudin.

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