By Norrasyidah Arshad
SHAH ALAM, March 17 — Selangor has recorded approximately RM893.11 in revenue for this year, as of yesterday, reaching the middle point of the RM2.05 billion targeted collection for 2023.
Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the revenue is an increase by over RM265.11 million, compared to last year’s collection during the same period.
“By March 15 last year we recorded an estimated RM628 million in revenue collection (for 2022),” he said during the State Legislative Assembly sitting, earlier today.
Amirudin made the announcement during the wind-up session on the debate over the royal speech by Sultan Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj.
The Sungai Tua state assemblyman added that Selangor’s reserves have also increased to RM3.7 billion as of this month, the highest record since 2015.
“When I took over the state administration, the reserves stood at around RM2.1 billion. By the end of last year, they were around RM3.1 billion. As of March 15, it has reached RM3.7 billion,” he said.
During the royal speech on Monday (March 13), Sultan Sharafuddin expressed satisfaction on Selangor’s revenue collection for 2022, which is RM2.533 billion and the highest ever collected in the past six years.
His Royal Highness also noted the collection exceeded the state’s initial target of RM2.05 billion, and is higher than 2021’s figure of RM2.284 billion.