SHAH ALAM – Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim today said that he will continue serving the people as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bandar Tun Razak even though he has stepped down as the Menteri Besar of Selangor.
On his post as Port Klang assemblyman, Abdul Khalid, however, said that it would be decided after he attended the State Legislative Assembly sitting in November.
“I will not step down as MP, but I will wait for the State Legislative Assembly sitting before making decision on whether or not I will resign as assemblyman,” he told reporters after attending a farewell party hosted in his honour here yesterday.
In his speech, Abdul Khalid also called on the incoming menteri besar to lead the state government to fulfill the promises made to the people in the 13th general election manifesto.
This, he said, should include the distribution of water rights to the people after the restructuring of the state’s water industry was fully completed.
“We almost completed the restructuring of Selangor water industry…that means that the state’s water asset of over RM14 billion is now returned to the state government and will be handed over to the people of Selangor.
“This is the challenge for the new menteri besar. If we don’t do this, the people will punish us because we have promised them this in the 13the general election,” he said.
Abdul Khalid also called on state government’s employees to continue doing their best for the people regardless of the state’s current political situation.
“Let the politicians fight…let them continue with their antics.
“Let’s continue doing what we think is right…when we feel that we are contributing to something, we will do it responsibly,” he said.
The outgoing menteri besar also thanked the state government’s employees for helping him administered the state throughout his tenure since March 2008.
The swearing-in ceremony for the new menteri besar is scheduled to be held at the Istana Alam Shah, Klang, at 10 am tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Selangor State Secretary Datuk Mohammed Khusrin Munawi said during his four years of service with Abdul Khalid, there was no political interference whatsoever in the state’s administration.
He said this was because Abdul Khalid had given him full trust to implement all policies concerning the state and the people.
“Over the past four years serving the people with Tan Sri (Abdul Khalid), there was no political interference in the state’s administration in Selangor.
“As state administrators, we have never been pressured. In fact, we are free to make decisions according to the stipulated policies,” he said. – Bernama