Selangor state government slammed for riding on Federal Government’s success

  • Nation
  • Friday, 27 May 2011

SHAH ALAM: Selangor Umno deputy liaison chief Datuk Seri Noh Omar has slammed the state government for riding on the Federal Government's success in garnering investors into the state.

Citing from the state government's announcements that it managed to generate huge amounts of revenue from foreign and local investors, Noh said most of it were the efforts put in by the Federal Government.

He claimed that Selangor, led by Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, who is also a corporate figure, was incapable of roping in enough investors into the state after the Pakatan Rakyat took over Selangor.

Noh said, according to the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (Mida), the Federal Government recorded a total of RM12.17bil from approved investment proposals from January to March this year, of which RM7.6bil were local investments and RM4.6bil, foreign investments.

“From this, 187 projects are from the industrial sector of which 59 are in Selangor.

“However, this is the Opposition's style. They ride on the efforts put in by the Federal Government and claiming it as their own hard work.

“This is a perfect description of lembu punya susu, sapi dapat nama,” he told a press conference yesterday.

In an immediate response, an insider from the state government said there was no reason to “steal” the Federal Government's success.

He, instead, questioned the reason why the Federal Government was not investing heavily in other states.

“Why should the Federal Government invest in Selangor when they could invest in Pahang, Malacca or Johor?” he asked.

The insider said it was acceptable to make comments against the state government but it should be supported with justifications as well.

“This is one thing he (Noh) should be able to answer. If Barisan Nasional is as great as they claim to be, they should be able to bring in investors into other states as well.”

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