CM’s Reply to Anwar: Selangor’s Fund Management Strategy is Different from Penang’s


KLANG, 13 Oct: Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim welcomes the views of Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim on the management of State Government funds under his administration.

In fact, Abdul Khalid said criticism is a healthy practice which is cultivated by the Pakatan Rakyat leadership.

“That is normal, we (Pakatan Rakyat) always encourage discussion and the celebration of opinion,” he said.

Yesterday, while speaking on the open stage at a forum regarding the Auditor General’s 2012 Report in Petaling Jaya, Anwar said that Abdul Khalid had failed to make good on the state’s revenue and instead was proud to have surplus funds was a normal criticism.

Instead, Anwar likes the Chief Minister of Penang, Lim Guan Eng’s way, and examples of PR leaders who successfully managed a balanced budget.

Replying to Anwar’s view, Abdul Khalid said the process of accumulating surplus funds by the state government was something difficult to achieve and a careful strategy was necessary to expend the money.

“What sets it apart is the fund management strategy (between Selangor and Penang). I think that it is very difficult to raise funds compared to spending funds,”

“In Selangor, the spending of funds is done meticulously so that the people know where their money is being spent,” he explained to TVSelangor after handing over cows for the Aidiladha sacrifice at Masjid Kampung Pendamar, Klang.

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