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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 | MYT 12:00 AM

Pat on the back for state’s staff: Azmin

SELANGOR Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali attributed the excellent performance of the state’s civil service as among the factors contributing to Pakatan Harapan’s success in getting the mandate again to administer the state for the next five years.

He said the excellent performance and high integrity displayed by the state's civil service in the previous term had not only fulfilled the people's aspirations but also reinforced their confidence and helped boost Selangor's performance to become a good example of a developed state in the country.

“In my series of campaign (for the 14th General Election) nationwide, I talked about the success achieved by Selangor which was undeniably contributed by the civil servants in the state.

“When it was announced that Pakatan won 51 out of 56 seats in the state, I was surprised ... it is clear proof of the people's confidence in our honest and sincere service all this while,” he said at a breakfast session with about 100 state civil servants at the state secretariat building in Shah Alam on Monday.

The event was held to welcome his appointment as Mentri Besar for the second term.

Azmin, who was sworn in as the Selangor Menteri Besar last Friday, arrived at his office at the building about 7.40am and clocked in at 7.48am.

He noted that the strong support demonstrated by the people especially in Selangor in GE14 recorded a new history of the country's politics that implied greater responsibility for the entire administration to work harder to develop Selangor.

Among the matters to be given priority by his administration, he said, was to resolve the water issue.

“But this time around, with the appointment of the new prime minister and the setting up Team of Eminent Persons, I am confident that the water issue can be resolved immediately,” he added.

Azmin also reminded the civil servants in Selangor not to be complacent with the support given by the people and to avoid being negligent in carrying out their duties. — Bernama