Selangor clinched 335 projects worth nearly RM8.5bil last year, creating 22,415 employment opportunities.
Of the amount, 55% or about RM4.7bil came from local investment, state executive councillor in charge of investment Datuk Tang See Hang said when replying to a question by Datuk Zainal Abidin Sakom (BN-Batang Kali) at the state assembly on Wednesday.
Tang said the Selangor Economic Report (2005-2006) stated that the manufacturing sector remained the biggest invesment contributor at 59%.
The state, he said, continued to encourage investment development through the vendor development programme and the entrepreneur development project.
We are also constantly in touch with the anchor and vendor companies to overcome their problems. We help vendor companies explore viable foreign and local markets, said Tang.
On the recent floods in Shah Alam, Ng Suee Lim (DAP-Sekinchan) said the incident was an embarassment to the state, adding that it had turned the states Selangor Maju 2005 slogan to Selangor Malu 2006.
How can an hour and 40 minutes of downpour on Feb 27 result in such a calamity for Shah Alam folks? Ng asked in his motion of thanks to the Selangor Sultans speech.
He asked whether the state government would compensate the victims and urged that a white paper be tabled on the flood.
He also spoke on the need for the state assembly to establish a committee on integrity as done by Parliament.
Ng also suggested that the Mentri Besar, the state executive councillors, elected representatives; mayors, local council chiefs and local councillors declare their assets before and after they held office.
He incurred the ire of Datuk Teh Kim Poo (BN-Pandamaran) and Datuk Zakaria Mohd Deros (BN-Pelabuhan Kelang) when he alleged that both elected representatives had not gone through the proper channels when they built their respective houses.
Both Teh and Zakaria stood up to object to the allegations, saying they had ample documents to prove the properties were acquired and constructed legally.
State assembly speaker Tan Sri Onn Ismail warned Ng to concentrate on the public performance of the elected representatives because allegations that were personal in nature were prohibited under the state assembly house rules.
If you are so sure of your claims, take it outside, make police reports and let the authorities look into it, the House has many other more urgent matters to attend to, said Onn.