MB assures development agenda will continue


  • Nation
  • Monday, 04 Mar 2019

PETALING JAYA: The mentri besar has promised the development agen­da in Semenyih will continue despite Pakatan Harapan’s loss.

He admits that there is a need to review Pakatan’s policies.

Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari said the development agenda for Semenyih had been planned and included in the state’s budget.

“It takes time to reschedule and implement based on the programme. Everything is in the state budget and not because of the by-election.

“We do not intend to punish Semenyih,” he told reporters after flagging off the Malaysia Women Marathon 2019 in Padang Timur here yesterday.

Also present were Petaling Jaya MP Maria Chin Abdullah and Peta­ling Jaya Mayor Datuk Mohd Azizi Mohd Zain.

Commenting on the loss of Pakatan candidate Muhammad Aiman Zainali, Amirudin said the coalition needed to review several policies and decisions to ensure its sustainability at both federal and state levels.

“The Semenyih by-election was a close fight and I would not deny that we need to review and reconsider several policies and decisions for people’s well-being,” he said.

In the by-election on Saturday, Barisan Nasional regained the Semenyih state seat from Pakatan when its candidate Zakaria Hanafi won with a 1,941-vote majority. — Bernama

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