By Nasuha Badrul Huzaini
SHAH ALAM, Jan 11 — Despite various challenges faced by the state government including the Covid-19 pandemic, the economic slowdown, massive floods in 2021, and the recent Batang Kali landslide incident in December last year, the Selangor government continues to make big strides and remain united as one team.
Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the state government has proactively introduced various measures to tackle the problem, thus prioritising its people’s wellbeing.
He said when Selangor emerged as the state with the highest number of Covid-19 cases, the state government launched several initiatives on its own, including conducting a screening programme as well as rolling out a vaccination programme.
“The additional efforts were not carried out on a whim but due to strong awareness from the state government’s leadership.
“Regardless of cynical comments thrown at us, we have proven that under the Selangor administration, the people will continue to be our main priority and we will serve them professionally,” Amirudin said when delivering his 2023 New Year address at Dewan Jubli Perak Auditorium, earlier today.
He added that Selangor has been aiming to be a regional smart state since 2015.
“To achieve this dream, we have started several minor initiatives in recent years, beginning with establishing licences for food trucks in 2015 and 2016 to enforcing homestay registration in 2018.
“We have also conducted a restructuring process for the management of online transactions, and recently we proposed guidelines to monitor campsite activities.
“Selangor is a competent and resilient team that can formulate various policies and programmes for the benefit of its people, and is often used as a reference by other states or regions in Malaysia,” Amirudin said proudly.