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Azmin Ali Wants A Review Of Water Agreement, Stresses ‘Good Governance’

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SHAH ALAM – New Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali on Tuesday gave the assurance that the state government administration he heads would continue to drive sustainable economic growth and distribute wealth fairly to the people.

The administration would implement a concept of development of the state based on good stewardship, transparency and accountability, he told a press conference at the Istana Alam Shah here.

He pledged to discharge his duties with full responsibility, honesty and integrity to maintain Selangor as a developed, harmonious and united state.

Mohamed Azmin, 50, took his oath of office as the 15th menteri besar of Selangor before the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, at the palace.

The PKR deputy president took over from Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim who had held the post for more than six years from 2008.

He also said, agreements made by the previous administration will be reviewed.

This includes the contentious water restructuring agreement which was recently signed by former mentri besar, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, and the Federal government, sealing the final phase of the state’s water industry takeover.

“I will look at all the agreements, not necessarily on water but it is necessary for me to look at everything,” he said.

Asked whether he would carry on implementing the programmes planned by his predecessor, Mohamed Azmin said it was his responsibility to do so.

He explained that Abdul Khalid had laid a good foundation in the administration of the state and he would ensure that the new governance was implemented in a responsible and clean manner in the interests of the people.

“It becomes my responsibility to continue the people-friendly policies that emphasise fair distribution and a clean administration in the interests of the people,” he said.

Mohamed Azmin said he would start work tomorrow at the State Secretariat in Shah Alam.

Later, at a thanksgiving reception at his mother’s house in Kuala Lumpur, he said the new administration should focus and move forward. – Bernama

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