Selangor to Begin Klang River Development in March 2014


SHAH ALAM, 8 Nov: The state government will start the redevelopment of the Klang river, including cleaning and upgrading, in March 2014.

Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said that the first effort which is to be taken seriously is the cleaning of the river and currently, there are several planning to be initiated in 2014.

Abdul Khalid said that the state government should first wait and examine the development of the Klang river because many have come forward to help in the upgrading, including several companies from Korea and China.

“I think that this development would likely occur in March 2014. Currently there are several work papers, (and) our first effort is to clean up the Klang river because there is a lot of garbage in it,” he said.

Abdul Khalid said this at a press conference after attending the Selangor State Headman (Penghulu), Traditional Village Heads and Members of Village Development and Security (JKKK) Assembly here at the Silver Jubilee Hall in the State Secretariat Building today.

However, Abdul Khalid said that the conditions imposed on the governments cannot be met by the state government for several reasons.

“Too many people want to help us fix the Kang river, including some from abroad. But they do not really want to develop the Klang river, but they are dreaming of the land next to the area, so I have postponed it.

“If I consented to it, I fear that we will not have the land. They want to beautify the Klang river so that is anyone wants to go to Kuala Lumpur from Port Klang to Masjid Jamek can do so by boat.

“However, to fund this development, the land next to the river would have to be handed over to them. The village people would be angry with me,” he said.

Abdul Khalid said that the state government is waiting for cleaning and upgrading of the river in Kuala Lumpur to finish before starting the Klang river clean-up efforts.

“I will wait for Kuala Lumpur to upgrade the upper part of the river. If we start cleaning, dirt from that area would reach here. But plans are ready and next year, it can begin,” he said.

Selangor CM: Congratulations, Mohd Azam, for Becoming the New Sg Limau Assemblyman


SHAH ALAM, 5 Nov: The Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, congratulated Mohd Azam Abd Samat who was voted to be the new Sungai Limau Assemblyman yesterday.

“Finally, the people of the Sungai Limau constituency elected him (Mohd Azam) as the new Assemblyman. Congratulations to PAS and Pakatan Rakyat (PR) for the victory in the Sungai Limau State Legislative Assembly By-Elections. Hopefully, we would carry this responsibility with trust and sincerity, Insya-Allah (God willing),” he said through his Facebook page last night.

Meanwhile, Mohd Azam said that his victory at Sungai Limau is a victory for all and thanks all PAS and PR leaders, Sungai Limau voters, and the whole machinery for helping him win the N20 seat.

“Alhamdulillah, Allah SWT bestowed victory on this new Hijra year. This victory is a victory to all fighters of Islam, justice and truth, as well as defenders of the people’s rights,” he said in a press statement.

PAS Youth Chief, Nasarudin Hassan, described Mohd Azam’s victory as a 1435H New Year’s gift for the people of Sungai Limau.

“Thousands of congratulations to Mohd Azam on his victory in this by-election to carry the trust of Muslims and the people of the Sungai Limau constituency,” he said through his Facebook account.

Nasarudin, who is also the Member of Parliament for Temerloh, hopes that the new Sungai Limau Assemblyman will perform duties entrusted unto him well and excellently. He also congratulated the party leadership for sacrificing time, energy and finances for the by-election.

Mohd Azam, 37, received 12,069 votes, defeating the BN candidate, Dr Ahmad Sohaimi Lazim, 52, who received 10,985 votes, thus enabling PAS to retain the Sungai Limau constituency seat with a majority of 1,084 votes.

Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim’s Message in conjunction with Maal Hijrah 1435


Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Muslim Brothers and Sisters who are Loved by Allah

We are grateful to Allah Subhanahuwataala because with permission and blessing, this year, once again, we are able to celebrate the beginning of Muharram as the start of the Hijra 1435 year. Peach and blessings to Prophet Muhammad Sallallahualaihiwasallam, his family and all his companions.

Hijra is an Arabic word which means “move, leave behind, turn away and to no longer acknowledge.” In the following context, Hijra means several things; the Muslims leaving the place which is under the heathen government, staying away from sin, and the beginning of the Muslim calendar.

Hijra in Islamic history is often associated with when Prophet Muhammad Sallallahualaihiwasallam moved from Mecca to Madinah after being ordered by Allah Subhanahuwataala.

Indeed, there are many benefits if we use the opportunity and space from celebrating Maal Hijra to remember the biography of Prophet Muhammad Allah Sallallahualaihiwasallam, his great personality and his message which makes Allah as a blessing of all things.

Therefore, when we talk about these events, we are reminding Muslims, and non-Muslims, about the grace of Allah, and is something that is prescribed and such efforts should be commended and acclaimed.

Among the favours of Allah, in the Surah al-Ahzab, verse 9 and 10, Allah reminds about the Battle of the Trench where the Quraysh tribe, the Ghaffan tribe and their allies attacked Prophet Muhammad Sallallahualaihiwasallam and a group of Muslims in their homes. Quraysh besieged Medina and erected fences to eliminate the Muslims. But Allah saved the Muslims from the disaster. Allah sent wind and angles that could not be seen by humans. Allah reminded the of the event. This means that Allah requires us to remember these blessings.

Another example is that in Sura Al-Ma’ida, verse 11, Allah reminded them of the actions of the Banu Qaynuqa Jewish tribe which was determined to kill Prophet Muhammad Sallallahualaihiwasallam planing a trick. However, Allah’s plan was more quick and accurate.

In the context of everyday life, we should make “hijra” as a platform to move towards a better direction in terms of practice, socialisation, economy, politics and so on.

The current Selangor State Government, with everything that we have, is undertaking efforts to improve the economy and the standards of living of the people of Selangor, which we love, through various programmes, schemes and incentives.

People of various races, from babies to senior citizens, students, youth, the disabled, women, single mothers and pensioners, are given assistance and guidance to enable them to “hijra” or be independent to live and enjoy a better life.

This way, the Selangor State Government is confident that the targeted group of people will be able to improve themselves from being plagued by desolation of knowledge and poverty in order to face everyday life.

The Selangor State Government’s efforts are in line with Rasulullah Sallalahualaiwasalam’s decree which means: “If anyone of you carry wood behind you, to a point that a portion of it can be given to charity and refrain from begging, this is the best for you, rather than asking other, whether given or not, because the hand above is better than the hand below…”

Finally, let us come together to love Allah and His Prophets more by obeying Allah’s commandments and instructions in order to improve ourselves for the year 1435 Hijra.

Wassalamulaikum Warahmatullahitaala Wabarakatuh.

Selangor Government Maintains RM9.65 Billion Offer



The Selangor State Government does not intend to revise the RM9.65 billion amount offered to water concessionaires in February 2013 to finalise the restructuring of water supply services in the state.

Chief Minister, YAB Tan Sri Datuk Seri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said, the state government considers that the offer to give 12 percent of profits to shareholders is fairer towards concessionaires.

“The privatisation of water (services) aims to provide more efficient water service at a reasonable rate. This policy is not aimed at allowing concessionaires to profit excessively from the distress of the people, who are the consumers.

However, the offer we provide is more reasonable if compared to corporate practices,” he said.

The Chief Minister made this clarification following media reports recently stating that the state government is revising the offer price for concessionaires.

He said that senior state officials held a meeting with the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, as well as other Federal agencies such as the National Water Services Commission (SPAN) and Water Asset Management Company (WAMCO), to ensure that the year-end deadline to end negotiations will be achieved.

“During these meetings, the Federal Government has responded positively to our calculations we provided to enable us to buy the concessionaires and go on to restructure the water industry,” the Chief Minister said.

Tan Sri Abdul Khalid expressed his hope for the Federal Government to continue to support the efforts of the Selangor Government so that all stalled negotiations over the past few years can be resolved as soon as possible.

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PDRM Urged to Improve Existing System


SHAH ALAM, 2 Nov: The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) has been asked to improve their existing system in order to curb crime.

Inspector General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar recommended it, in addition to requesting a review be done on all security officers.

Crime Analyst, Datuk Akhbar Satar, said that he welcomed Khalid’s recommendation. However, he said that it should be done holistically, significantly and tighter.

“In addition, the police should ensure that each member is given sufficient training, as well as to be equipped well with equipment and other needs such as weapons and logistics. If this criteria is met, the crime figures may go down,” he said when contacted by TVSelangor yesterday.

Yesterday, Khalid said that PDRM will be performing immediate checks of all security officers, as well as check their firearms licence as a short-term measure to curb identity fraud.

He said that PDRM will also design long-term plans in granting firearm licences to security officers, including tightening requirements for the renewal of licences, and the move will be made specifically to prevent occurrences of bank officers being shot in robberies from recurring.

In an incident, Norazita Abu Talib, 37, died after being shot in the head at close range by a security officer, believed to be an Indonesian national using a fake identity card, at USJ Central here in Subang Jaya at 6.20pm on 23 October.

Meanwhile, the Assemblywoman for Damansara Utama, Yeo Bee Yin, said that a restructuring of the police force should be carried out if we want rime statistics to go down.

“In cases of maddening crimes, it is time for the government to make changes in the division of duties by increasing police officers for crime prevention.

“At the moment, only a percentage of police officers are assigned to control crime, while the rest are assigned to other duties,” she said.

CM Denies it is Difficult for Developers to Build Housing Projects in Selangor


KLANG, 1 Nov: Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim has denied allegations that some developers find it difficult to build housing projects in the state.

Abdul Khalid stressed that development in Selangor has increased after Pakatan Rakyat (PR) led the state administration in 2008.

He said that he had recently announced that RM38 billion in developments will take place in Selangor for the long term.

“The statement is not true because development in the state has increased since PR has been leading Selangor,” he said when met after inaugurating the Deepavali Celebration here at Little India yesterday.

Abdul Khalid said, good infrastructure must also be standardised in any form of development.

“Now, it is time for us to set for every developer to contribute to the infrastructure. Developers also need to ensure good drainage system and roads.

“This aspect was not included in previous planning, but now we include it to ensure that the future of home-buyers is cared for,” he said.

Previously, the Chief Executive of Glomac Bhd, Datuk Fateh Iskandar Mohamed Mansor, claimed that the state government is exerting pressure on housing developers, in addition to including various additional costs, causing their business cost to increase.

Abdul Khalid Asks the Media to Stop Regarding the Chief Minister’s Position Issue


KLANG, 1 Nov: The Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim asked the mass media to stop harping on his relationship with the Vice-President of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), Azmin Ali, on the issue of taking over office.

He described the action as being ‘disgusting’ and asks editors to immediately stop.

Abdul Khalid said that he has no problem if his position as Chief Minister of Selangor is replaced by someone else.

“If the approach (of the supposed clash) is a way to sell newspapers, then such mentality shows that we have reached the level of developed countries,” he said when met at the Deepavali Celebration Opening Ceremony here in Little India yesterday.

Prior to this, there were rumours that Khalid’s performance had declined and the position of Chief Minister will be replaced by a new representative.

Meanwhile, Abdul Khalid also denied that there were Assemblymen who are not satisfied with him in their meeting session on 29 October.

“Not only did I look into every suggestion they raised, but also the long-term effects.

“We need to see the current and future impact if we want to develop Selangor in the next 20 years, not just the current (impact). So the reason for every proposal should be strong,” he said.

Previously, several local media reports have given the impression that Azmin would be leading the state; however the Bukit Antarabangsa Assemblyman and the PKR de facto leader, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, denied the rumours.





In conjunction with the DIWALI CELEBRATION 2013

Greetings and Well Wishes, especially to the Hindu community.

This Saturday, 2 November 2013, the Hindu community, in Selangor and Malaysia, will be celebrating Diwali.

I, on behalf of the State Government leadership and the people of Selangor, wish Happy Diwali to all Hindus.

Hopefully, as it is every year, this year the Indian community and Hindus in Selangor will benefit from the Diwali celebrations by performing a number of traditional activities together with family and loved ones.

We know that Deepavali or Diwali means festival of lights, and is celebrated on the 13th day of the Hindu calendar, or equivalent to the date between mid-October and mid-November, every year. On the eve of the celebration, Hindus decorate their houses with oil lamps, depicting the triumph of good over evil. The lights are left overnight in a clean room with hopes that goddess Lakshmi would visit.

The Diwali celebration is also accompanied by the burning of firecrackers or fireworks, aimed at banishing evil spirits from the family home. They also adorn themselves with new clothes and share sweets with family and friends.

Diwali day is a holiday in Malaysia and other countries including India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Singapore and Fiji. It terms of celebration practices, Malaysian Hindus still retain some traditions practiced in India.

However, the matter of emphasis in Selangor and in Malaysia is the “open house” tradition, where Hindus, of all ethnic groups such as Tamils, Telugus and Malayalees, welcome friends of other religions and races to their home to enjoy a “halal” meal together.

The atmosphere of visiting while wishing “happy festive day…” is actually the “uniqueness” in Malaysia’s plural society, which shows goodwill and close ties between those of different races and religious beliefs, when festive celebrations of the large races in Malaysia, with a population of over 28 million, comes about.

Over 5 million from the amount live in Selangor Darul Ehsan, and are the people of Duli Yang Maha Mulia (His Royal Highness) the Sultan of Selangor. Now, the majority of people in Selangor enjoy a variety of assistance and initiatives through the Merakyatkan Ekonomi Selangor policy, which is implemented fairly and prudently by the Pakatan Rakyat State Government in Selangor since March 2008.

As the Dato’ Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) of Selangor, I am very happy and excited when I was informed that the people in this state, from various ethnicities and levels, from young to old, can equally enjoy a variety of assistance, incentives and guidance from the State Government for the benefit of all.

Thank you.

Happy Diwali.

CM Asks to Intensify Efforts to Fight Drug Abuse


SUBANG JAYA, 28 Oct: The Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim called on all parties, including government agencies and the private sector, to work hard to combat drug abuse in the country.

Abdul Khalid said cooperation from all agencies involved would be able to realise the government’s desire to make Malaysia drug free by 2015.

“The period is too short and I will ask State Executive Councillors, together with the Coordinating Chairman of the Selangor National Drug Abuse Prevention Association of Malaysia (PEMADAM), Dr Abdul Rani Osman to work hard in providing support in implementation efforts to combat drugs and make Malaysia drug free.

“We must work together and provide support, especially in efforts to prevent, combat and eradicate drugs in Selangor and Malaysia,” he said.

Abdul Khalid said this in a speech at a dinner in conjunction with the 38th PEMADAM Annual General Assembly at the Summit Hotel here in USJ last night.

Also present was the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, the National PEMADAM President, Datuk Mohd Johari Baharum, state Exco, Rodziah Ismail and Dr Abdul Rani and over 5,000 PEMADAM members from around the country.

At the same time, Abdul Khalid expressed his confidence in the Selangor PEMADAM which is always striving to ensure that drug abuse can be controlled and eradicated.

He said the statics of drug abuse in Malaysia shows that the problem has increased and has led to an unhealthy sign.

“According to statistics, around 1.27 percent from 5.4 million students in the country are involved in disciplinary problems, including involvement in drugs, as of January till June 2011.

“Meanwhile, a total of 4,474 children, some as young as seven, have been arrested in various criminal cases, including 1,847 being school children.

“The report by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) found a total of 137 students in Institutes of Higher Learning are involved in drug abuse, especially in Selangor since January till April last year,” he said.

The People Should Practice Cleanliness and Environmental Care


SHAH ALAM, 27 Oct: The people have been urged to always practice cleanliness, which is the central to the well-being of a family in creating a culture where the community is responsible towards environmental care.


Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said effort towards cleanliness is everyone’s responsibility which should be implemented, especially in urban communities.

He said that communities should have the attitude of ensuring that their families and neighbours live in a clean and protected environment.

“The Selangor Government will continue to support all efforts and activities related to loving a green and clean environment,” said Abdul Khalid.

Abdul Khalid said that the aspect of cleanliness is to overcome political interests that need to be nurtured by all members of society, regardless of their background.


He said this during the opening speech of the “Enhancement of IQ vs the Strengthening of Immunity” which was held here at the Setia City Convention Centre.

About 500 people attended the programme, including the Chairman of Top Glove, Tan Sri Lim Wee Chai and the Vice-President of SP Setia, Datuk Khor Chap Jen.

The programme was organised by three companies; Top Glove Corporation Berhad, SP Setia Berhad and Khind Holding Berhad, in conjunction with the corporate social responsibility (CSR) of the companies in preserving a greener environment.

Shah Alam to Receive Investment of RM35 Billion


SHAH ALAM, 27 Oct: Foreign investors to invest RM35 million in Shah Alam in the next five years in various fields, thus boosting the Selangor economy.


Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said the forecast is based on positive feedback given by investors during his visit to Singapore recently.

“Shah Alam will become the most prominent city in Malaysia as having the most potential to be developed,” he said.


Abdul Khalid said, thus to ensure progress, efficiency of public transport needs to be improved to reduce traffic congestion.

“Any development in the future should emphasise the aspect of public transportation. It is time for use to use public transportation compared to personal transportation.

“Personal transportation has become ineffective seeing the time we spend in traffic jams,” said Abdul Khalid.

He was speaking at the opening ceremony of the Cahaya SPK flyover bridge and the “Flag Off 5km Fun Run” here at the SPK Sahaya Club

Abdul Khalid said that the state government’s long term plans is to upgrade the public transport network.


“At this time, the network of public transportation is less than 7 percent. We strive to improve it so that we can reach 60 percent in 10 years,” he said.

Earlier, Abdul Khalid inaugurated the 536 metre Chaya SPK Flyover which cost RM12 million to complete in early 2013 to reduce traffic in the area and to facilitate 20,000 residents.

Also present at the ceremony was the Mayor of Shah Alam, Datuk Jaafar Mohd Atan and the Executive Director of Group Cahaya SPK, Saiful Aznir Shahabudin.


Abdul Khalid: Establish a Commission to Increase Government’s Ability


KUALA LUMPUR, 25 Oct: The Federal Government should set up an independent commission to conduct research so that administrative costs and bureaucracy in the government can be reduced.

Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said that it is necessary because every year, there is an increase in government spending and at the same time, it is shown that there is no increase in revenue.

“This budget shows that the BN government’s budget methods and strategies are still following the old ways.

“That is why we need to study not only how revenue can be improved, but the cost and expenses which can be stopped from increasing,” said Abdul Khalid, who is also the Member of Parliament for Bandar Tun Razak, in Parliament today.

Abdul Khalid said he opposed the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) until the income of the people is increased and there is a fair distribution of wealth.

“So if the cost is already five percent, the government should only increase by one percent, that is if we are to implement it, we need a rate to increase income, and not the GST,” said Abdul Khalid.