Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New MB vows to review water deal, Bible seizure

2:59PM Sep 23, 2014
Newly-minted Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali has vowed to revisit several controversial issues in the state, such as the water deal and the seized bibles issue.

Speaking to reporters, Azmin said as far as the water deal is concerned, he would not re-look the entire deal but certain aspects of it, "as he has no malice against any personality in Selangor" .

However, to avoid future speculation, he suggested that the water contract be opened to public scrutiny.

"I am not privy to the details at this moment. To be fair, I need to meet the relevant authorities and agencies to gather more information. To avoid future speculation, all the agreement must be made public," he said.

Also on the new menteri besar's "to review list" is the controversial Kinrara-Damansara Expressway (Kidex) and bible issues.

"Every single thing that has been approved or adopted, let me discuss with the officers," he said.

Azmin emphasised that he would continue the clean administration by his predecessor, but would adopt new initiatives.

He brushed off the allegation that he has benefitted from palace’s interference and dismissed the need for a motion of confidence to be tabled.

"My point is that my nomination and appointment were fully endorsed by Pakatan Rakyat," he said.

Quizzed on PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang's advice that Azmin should not abuse his power or state funds, the latter replied: "I take the advice in good faith."
~ Malaysiakini

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