KUALA PILAH: Yang di-Pertuan Besar Tuanku Ja’afar Tuanku Abdul Rahman has called on Malaysians to remain united and maintain a high level of tolerance.
He said they should help each other to ensure that everyone lived in peace and harmony.
“The younger generation should stay away from unhealthy elements which can lead them astray.
“They should instead participate in community projects and youth activities.
“They are the future leaders who will take over from the leaders of today and continue with the country’s development agenda,” he said at the investiture ceremony held in conjunction with his 82nd birthday at Istana Sri Menanti here yesterday.
Tuanku Ja’afar also urged the state government to safeguard the interest of the minority and the less fortunate, especially the rural folks.
He commended the government for its success in organising the 10th Malaysia Games and hoped that all the sports facilities were put to good use.
Civil servants, he said, should upgrade their standard of service to the people and maintain a “transparent and responsible” work culture.
“We must provide a conducive environment to lure more foreign investors to the state,” he said, adding that a special committee should be set up for this purpose.
In his pledge of allegiance, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said the state government would ensure a fair distribution of wealth and that development be carried out in rural and urban areas.
“We will strive to improve the people's quality of life through various development programmes.
“We will also carry out new approaches in line with the policies at the federal level to cut red tape and improve the standard of services,” he said.
Mohamad said the government would focus their resources to address social ills among the youth through activities.
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