Sultan Of Selangor Expresses Worries Over Overdose Of Politics
KLANG, Dec 12 (Bernama) -- The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah has expressed worries over the situation in the state as the political agenda had gained the upper hand rather than the development agenda.
He said sometime petty matters were blown out of proportion, thus causing confusion among the people.
"State leaders should not only talk but implement programmes for the benefit of the people.
"I believe the people are now questioning about development and their well-being than being engrossed with politics.
"As such, the Selangor state government is responsible in laying the foundation for harmony," he said at an investiture ceremony in conjunction with his 64th birthday celebration at Istana Alam Shah here on Saturday.
The Sultan urged Selangor Menteri Besar and state executive councillors to carry out their duties with dedication, and trust and cooperate with civil servants.
"The time of finding faults and weaknesses have ended and now is the time to implement plans and election promises and solve the problems faced by the people for the sake of progress and prosperity of the state," he added.
Sultan Sharafuddin hoped that ideological differences should not be an excuse for the people not to respect one another and strive for unity.
"I would like to advise the people of Selangor that if they are not happy, they should voice their opinions and grievances through proper channels and abide by the law," he added.
Urging the police to carry out their duty with resolve and commitment, he said the people should not be scared to move about and worried about their safety.
Sultan Sharafuddin also advised Selangor royal families to protect the good name of the royal house and refrain from doing anything that would bring disrepute to their positions.
"The reputation and good name must be guarded from negative activities as it is a valuable asset to the individuals concerned and Istana Selangor," he added.
tunku : it is so shameful for khalid ibrahim to listen to Tuanku Sultan speech.it is very clear that Tuanku Sultan is very much disappointed with the state government.the state government only talk and talk without any development and action.they can't fulfill their promises made during the last GE,they keep looking for the past government faults since taking over the administration of the state.Tuanku Sultan said it indirectly, the rakyat should change the government comes next election. by right, khalid should resign asap,it's an embarrestment for a MB to listen such speech from Tuanku Sultan.