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‘Govt Will Still Fund Projects In Selangor’

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SUNGAI PANJANG: Develop­ment projects will still be implemented in Selangor despite the state being under the Opposi­tion, assures Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Federal allocation for the state, he said, was a continuous commitment by the Prime Minis­ter should Barisan Nasional win in the Sungai Besar by-election on Saturday.

“I believe that this area still needs development. We will bring development despite the state government being held by others,” he said in his speech during a programme at Binjai Jaya mosque here yesterday.

The Government, said Dr Ahmad Zahid, not only focused on bringing development to the rural area but also tailored programmes accordingly for the medium and high income groups.

“We do not only give focus to the B40 (the bottom 40% household income group) households but implement programmes for everyone,” he said.

Dr Ahmad Zahid, who is Umno vice-president, said despite bringing development projects to the rural area, there still were groups which had successfully instilled a feeling of hatred towards the establishment.

“Unfortunately, despite our efforts to bring in development, quality education and job opportunities, there are some who are still unhappy.

“They are influenced by certain negative groups which spread anti-establishment sentiments among the people,” he said.

Dr Ahmad Zahid also hit out at the Selangor government for planning to impose tax at the jetties built by the Federal Govern­ment.

“The Selangor government did not even build the jetties, and we heard they would be imposing tax.

“They are supposed to protect the rakyat but they are doing otherwise,” he said.

It was reported that fishermen in Bagan Sekinchan were unhappy over a state government’s proposal to impose an annual jetty levy of RM600.

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