DAP Selangor will extend its fullest support to Azmin Ali to provide him with every opportunity to prove himself to be the best Menteri Besar Selangor has ever had

Tony Pua
DAP Selangor Chairman and MP for Petaling Jaya Utara
22 Sep 2014

DAP Selangor welcomes the appointment of the state assemblyman for Bukit Antarabangsa, Azmin Ali as the new Menteri Besar of Selangor which brings to an end a unnecessary and frustrating protracted political crisis in the state.

While DAP Selangor is gravely concerned over how the will of the majority in the state assembly has been trampled upon, it is equally important that we end the political crisis swiftly so that we can resume normal service to serve the people of Selangor.

Hence, DAP Selangor and our state assemblymen will give the fullest support and cooperation to the new Menteri Besar to ensure that we maximize the opportunity over the next 3 years to prove to the people why the crisis and their patience is worth the while.

With the appointment of Azmin Ali, the new Government has been given a fresh start to succeed where the previous administratrion has failed, and to achieve a higher level of success than Pakatan Rakyat did in the first 5 years of our administration from 2008-2013.

DAP Selangor looks forward to an administration led by Azmin and the new Exco line-up which is more consultative, inclusive and people-centric to fulfill Pakatan Rakyat’s promises to the people. We believe that by working as a team, Azmin Ali will be able to take Selangor to greater heights by making it the best-run state in the country.

As a Government we must adhere to the highest standards of accountability and transparency, by implementing policies such as fully competitive tenders and disclosure of assets. We must be a government with zero-tolerance for corruption and cronyism by punishing the guilty and promoting the clean and competent.

We must also ensure that our elected representatives, councillors and civil servants, particularly in the local councils listen to the rakyat they serve, instead of sitting on the high pedestal. As an administration which opposes the abuse of power and clamp down of civil liberties by the Barisan Nasional Federal Government, Selangor must prove itself to be a beacon of hope by actively implementing our democratisation policies.

At the same that we hope that under Azmin’s leadership, the Government will steer away from getting ensared in operating businesses. It is not the business of Government to be in the business of making profits. The best Government is one which creates the most conducive environment for businesses to thrive. Instead we believe that the state government and its GLCs can be restructured to re-focus on aspects which are neglected by profit-making enterprises, such as affordable housing and better transportation infrastructure.

We believe that if the new administration is able to achieve the above in the next 3 years, the certainly Azmin Ali will go into history as the best Menteri Besar Selangor has ever had. It is only with the proven track record will the rakyat agree to renew our mandate in the next general elections.

  1. #1 by boh-liao on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - 10:14 am

    TIME will tell n history will JUDGE

    Ha, even The Star gives some space 2 DAP

  2. #2 by boh-liao on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - 12:43 pm

    Dis 1DERful land, full of bullying culture
    Esp if not UmnoB/BN – sure kena bullied by various agencies dat willingly work 4 UmnoB/BN
    Look at how ROS bullied DAP
    No fight back, sure kena hard
    Challenged ROS in a court, baru OK
    Get d drift?

  3. #3 by boh-liao on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - 12:53 pm

    Wonder how long is he going 2 b d MB?
    Soon, various seditious charges may b thrown at him (d past catching up on him) n he may b moving in n out of courts, until he is nailed by one of d charges
    Unless he does a secret deal with d devils (rakyat know who lah) n he will be pardoned/cleansed of all past “sins”
    Furthermore, will rakyat b entertained with some releases of raunchy videos featuring d newly minted YAB?
    Tra la la ………….. d entertainment begins, wait n C lar, akan datang

  4. #4 by boh-liao on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - 12:56 pm

    Funny, not too long ago, “the best Menteri Besar Selangor has ever had” was used to describe d now-sacked ONE

  5. #5 by tmc on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - 1:36 pm

    In the sorry saga of Selangor MB, we have seen how DAP stood tall and principled in their utterances and statements. I suppose Tony as DAP Selangor chairman together with state and national leaders decided that discipline in action and speech among the DAP reps was essential especially in this farcical situation.
    Our hearts and minds were with Pakatan, but whenever an unauthorised remark came out from PKR, it was an embarassment. When it came out from PAS, it was so mixed up and became a standing joke.
    Lesson has been learnt, zip up loose lips. They become fodder for the opposition and confuse your supporters.
    As you move ahead, every effort should be made to get an official apology to Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah, she should rightly as PKR President have been called for an audience with the ruler. As we see it, she saved the day for all (meaning ALL) by withdrawing her fully supported candidacy and thus enabled Azmin’s appointment as MB to go through.
    She should be lauded and acknowledged for this.
    PKR’s and DAP’s official statements show their understanding of the constitutional process in order for the MB saga to be resolved.
    Congrats to Azmin, we expect great things from you with the support from PKR, DAP and hopefully PAS.

  6. #6 by worldpress on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 - 11:29 pm

    Get rid of the party created problem endanger our constitution and rights, ASAP, they endanger our consitution

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