Prioritise Kedah's development and leave matters under Federal Govt to me, Saifuddin tells Sanusi


PUTRAJAYA: Instead of dwelling on his absence at the Kedah Development Action Council meetings, Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor (pic, right) should prioritise state development, says Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail (pic, left).

The Home Minister, who co-chairs the council, said he would leave significant projects planned by the Kedah government to the Mentri Besar while he would handle minor matters under the Federal Government’s purview.

"I want to give Muhammad Sanusi ample time to develop Kedah.

"Let me handle smaller matters like water treatment plants and dilapidated schools," he told a press conference here on Tuesday (March 19).

He added that Muhammad Sanusi should focus on initiatives like the Greater Kedah, Kulim Airport and the proposed racing track in Sungai Petani.

"I respect his authority as the Mentri Besar in developing the state and leave the water issues to me," he said, adding that he received feedback on water issues there, with five treatment plants handled by the Federal Government.

Previously, Muhammad Sanusi expressed disappointment over Saifuddin Nasution’s alleged reluctance to convene a Development Action Council meeting.

Sanusi claimed that Saifuddin Nasution had not called for a meeting to discuss Federal Government infrastructure projects in Kedah with the state government since the council was established.

However, Saifuddin Nasution said he decided not to call for a meeting due to Sanusi's failure to show decorum in meetings that he had attended at the federal level.

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