SEREMBAN: Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun (pic) admitted that his team was still going through a learning phase, but was satisfied with their performance.
He expressed confidence that things would only get better from now on.
“Despite being a first-time MB and the exco members are all new to the job, we were able to fulfil many of the election pledges,” he said.
He said they had also doubled the total state investments and foreign direct investments in the past year.
Total investments in the state rose from RM1.41bil in 2017 to RM2.86bil last year, while FDI increased from RM736mil to RM1.6bil.
He said there was no necessity for a state exco reshuffle or new portfolios, adding that they were coping well despite one of the exco members being unwell.
It was reported that the first-term Pilah assemblyman, Mohamad Nazaruddin Sabtu, the State Arts, Culture and Malay traditions Committee chairman, was suffering from a mysterious illness.
Aminuddin said the state would continue to improve the existing policies such as the Malaysian Vision Valley 2.0 plan and the “1 Family 1 Home” programme for the rakyat’s benefit.
He said in his 12 months running the state, his greatest challenge was to change the perception of the civil servants who were used to Barisan Nasional’s rule.
“Some had refused to accept Pakatan Harapan as the government of the day. But I am happy that this has now changed for the better,” he added.
He said the open tender exercise carried out by the state government also helped them to save a lot of money.
“In fact, our income in the first four months of this year has also surpassed what we received during the same period last year,” he said, adding that his administration also managed to create 3,372 new jobs last year compared to 2,392 in 2017.