By Shamz Johan
SHAH ALAM, Aug 16 — The new state administration that will be formed in due time will carry on implementing existing policies, including the First Selangor Plan (RS-1) that was rolled out last year.
This is according to Pandan Indah assemblyman Izham Hashim, who also gave his commitment that the state government will strive to fulfil the five pledges in its manifesto in 100 days, as promised.
“Good policies that are beneficial to the rakyat will be continued. However, new policies and initiatives will also be introduced in the future,” he said when contacted.
“We have RS-1 as a guide and the Tawaran Kita Selangor manifesto. God willing, these will be the foundation to our work.”
RS-1 is the first document of its kind in the country, developed to fulfil the needs of its people, and aims to make Selangor a smart, liveable and prosperous state by 2025. It contains four strategic themes, five policy catalysts and 262 initiatives that include 19 game-changing projects.
The Tawaran Kita Selangor manifesto by the Pakatan Harapan-Barisan Nasional Unity alliance, meanwhile, comprises 53 pledges ranging from quality of life improvements to the offering of 100,000 high-paying jobs.
State Harapan chairman Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari had also previously vowed to fulfil five of the pledges within 100 days, namely a RM1,000 aid to 5,000 working women for childcare services; assessment tax exemptions for low-cost housing; RM200 book voucher for 1,000 students; increase in allowances for imams, bilals and siak; and RM1,000 agriculture and fishing incentives.
On a separate matter, Izham, who is Selangor Amanah chairman, said the party would be conducting a post-mortem soon to evaluate its performance in the recently-concluded state election.
“Many factors influenced the result, including low voter turnout. We will also be looking at the other factors.”
In the August 12 election, Amanah won five of the nine seats it contested. In all, the Harapan-BN Unity pact won 34 seats out of 56, allowing it to form the state government with a simple majority.