By Selangor Journal Team
SHAH ALAM, Sept 11 — The Selangor Unity Policy could be unveiled to the public in the near future, with the document currently being reviewed by the state’s rural development and unity committee.
This was confirmed by its executive councillor Datuk Rizam Ismail, who said the matter is currently awaiting approval prior to its official launch.
“I am currently reviewing the enactment of the Selangor Unity Policy. InsyaAllah, once everything is agreed upon and given approval, we will launch it to the public,” he said in during a live programme on SelangorFM radio station today.
Selangor Journal was made to understand the document will be unveiled by the second quarter of next year.
The Selangor Unity Policy uses the National Unity Policy (NUP), introduced in February 2021 at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, as its foundation, although it will be fine tuned to cater to the state’s needs and demography.
For the record, Selangor is the first state in the country to heed NUP’s call for the setting up of a specific unity portfolio within its administration.
Previously, it was reported that former state executive councillor for unity Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud, who headed the Selangor Unity and Integration Council (MPIS), had completed the drafting of the state’s unity policy.
It was later approved by the executive council but was not implemented in time prior to the dissolution of the state assembly in June.
Meanwhile, Rizam, who took his oath of office as a member of the state administration on August 21, said the issue of unity will be his primary focus for next year.
Among other things, he said he is planning to introduce a Rumpun Selangor concept, which will not only pay attention to those born in the state, but others who call Selangor their home now.
“It does not matter where you were born, but if you work and reside in Selangor, then you are with the Selangor family,” he said.