Hall of Achievements - Selangor State Government

Posted by M ws On Saturday, July 16, 2011 12 comments
Selangor has been regarded as the crown jewel of all the states controlled by Pakatan Rakyat. In fact, the state is the gold mine of the Federal Government since it has the highest GDP in the country. As the most populous and most developed state, Selangor enjoys the highest growth rate of all states in Malaysia.

In May, Najib told Selangor Umno to win back the country’s wealthiest state with whatever “weapon was at their disposal”, hinting elections was “just around the corner”. Will it be that easy to regain its hold on Selangor?

The Penang State government published its 30 people-centric policies measures that have benefited the rakyat. This report, which highlights the differences between PR people-centric government and BN’s crony government, has shown Penangites the sterling performance of the Pakatan-led team. (Read more here and also HERE.)

The Pakatan-led Selangor State government has been doing very well (as reported HERE). The only difference is, their achievements have not been highlighted as much. With more publicity,  they can march confidently into the next GE and give BN a run for their money.

The 4 PR states of Penang, Selangor, Kedah and Kelantan have beat the other 10 BN states by attracting RM25 billion in investments comprising 53% of Malaysia's total investments of RM47.2 billion in 2010. For the first time in history, Penang is now the new champion of investments in Malaysia, coming out top in 2010.

What we have heard/read about dirty linen being washed in public, especially with regards to the many negative issues that plagued PKR Selangor. However, few are aware that the Selangor State Government has achieved so much in the last three years. Here are some examples of their achievements.

Harakah Daily reported that Selangor state assembly was told that the state government's revenue increased by RM200 million during the first six months of this year.

To a question by Sekinchan state assemblyman Ng Swee Lim, Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said that the state's cash reserve stood at RM918 million at the end of 2010, RM1,100 million at June 30, 2001.

“The investment has increased by RM557 million as at June 30, 2011 compared to RM668 million at December 31, 2010. With the two sources combined it will be RM1,760 million compared to RM1,580 million for the same period in 2010.

"In six months, the state government has managed to increase the state revenue by RM200 million and this is the best financial record over the last 28 years,” he said.

Khalid stressed that the state not only achieved revenue increase but also good financial management which has been Pakatan Rakyat's battlecry before it wrested the state from Barisan Nasional in March 2008.

In reality, the state Micro Credit programme had distributed RM50 million to the people with sources generated from debt collection and the amount could be grouped under the Menteri Besar Consolidated Account. The state civil service has been diligently documenting digital details of 2 million the cost came from the debt collection.

What the Pakatan-led Selangor State government has done is to execute programmes in an effort to develop a people-empowerment based economy as opposed to a capitalist based economy that favours the rich over the poor.

CLICK HERE to visit the Tabung Warisan Anak Selangor official site to see the many successful projects that have been brought to fruition such as the few I have highlighted below.

1. Selangor State Government would present savings fund of RM 100.00 for every successful registration at TAWAS. At the age of 18 years, these children have the opportunity to receive RM 1,500.00 a result of investments in TAWAS. CLICK HERE.

2. RM1, 000 will be given to all children of Selangor citizens (from families earning RM1, 500 and below) pursuing degrees/diplomas in IPTA or IPTS. CLICK here for more.

3. Few know about Golden Age Friendly Scheme (SMUE) - a scheme specifically designed to safeguard the welfare of the people Selangor tohelp families senior citizens / disabled persons regardless of gender, race, religion, political belief, economic status and social status. Form and registration is FREE. CLICK HERE.

4. The Selangor state government also helps the children of farm workers. This fund was established to provide educational assistance to farm workers' children. The assistance provided in the form of scholarships to children of the farm for the purpose of financing their education. In addition, this fund will also finance the construction and maintenance of the hostel for children of farm workers throughout the state. The government is concerned about their children's education workers and has allocated RM2 million for the realization of this program. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

5. Implemented on June 1, 2008, Selangor also provides free use of water supply for the first 20 cubic meters for domestic consumers . This program is intended to help reduce the financial burden of the people of Selangor. MORE HERE.

6. On July 8, 2010 under Foundation Dar Al Qard Al Hasan WA (YDAQAHS. Microcredit schemes Selangor (SkimSel) was established to reduce household poverty, particularly in rural areas. SkimSel adopts a simple method of financing, compliance-based and rigorous credit discipline, without security, without sureties and without legal action. MORE HERE.

7. MimBar (Skim Mikrokredit Miskin Bandar)was launched on 3rd March 2011 to help workers.

8. Through the 'Free Health Scheme' to the people of NSW, particularly women state government approved a total of  RM1 million to provide 56 000 women the opportunity to undergo free screening mammograms.

9. A People's Dialysis Centre has also been set up by the government.

Number of current patients as the existing premises:

1. A moment: 15 people
2. Hulu Kelang: 1 person
3. Field Park: 11 people
4. Ampang: 22 people
5. Jalan Kebun: still in progress

Total: 49 people

To citizens in Selangor, please judge for yourself the report card of the Selangor State government. They do not talk about giving ‘brooms’ but dishes out aid in various forms to its state citizens.

There is no doubt then who you should support in the next elections - a government that talks, walks the talk and empowers its people to MOVE FORWARD instead of retarding growth.

12 comments to Hall of Achievements - Selangor State Government

  1. says:

    voter get voters Selangor enjoys the highest growth rate of all states in Malaysia.
    So what ????..Selangor SHALL fall back to EVIL umNO...who will by hook or by crook steal the election right under our nose with those 500,000 rela postal votes.
    Selangor SHALL fall unless we the Rakyats come out in full force not only to vote for PR BUT also to get more ppl to vote for PR.
    Selangor SHALL fall..I hope I am proven wrong and I be too happy to hike in the nude if I am proven wrong.
    So shall we work abit more harder to get more ppl 4 PR or just rest on our laudrels?.

  1. says:

    Bunny is it possible to get an english translation of the SMUE scheme?

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear Voter Get Voters

    Thanks so much for that strong comment to wake us from our slumber. Despite the glowing record of achievement, there is still a lot of work to be done.

    And yes, we HAVE to work harder!!! Make that dream come true.

    Take care and thanks so much for sharing your sincere thoughts. Ta


  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear Bunny

    So sorry. I could not find one either and had to struggle through the BM version (as it has been years since I read any BM material) in my endeavour to write this post.

    If I do stumble upon any related material in English, I will leave the links here.

    Take care and thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  1. says:

    Anonymous I'm sure there's lots more they did that few ever hear about them. If the Pakatan Rakyat wants to defend Selangor, they haven't done enough to inform the Rakyat yet. Hope to hear lots more from you. Thanks.

  1. says:

    kee masterwordsmith and bunny,

    Why is it necessary for an english version of the SMUE scheme?

    The scheme is for Malaysians aged 60 and above only.

    Shouldn't all Malaysians, born, bred, and living in Malaysia be able to read Bahasa Malaysia besides their own mother tongue language?

    In my opinion, the government must not waste resources by having official documents in additional languages besides BM.

    Only documents and signages meant for foreign investors, tourists or any other type of visitors need additional language translations.

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear proud2bmalaysian

    Thank you for your positive comment. Like you, I strongly feel that the PR led state govt must do more to publicize their achievements not just for public relations but also for them to enjoy the benefits that they are offering them. I will try my best to keep you all updated. Take care and thanks a lot.

    Have a nice day. Do keep in touch.

    Best wishes

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear Kee

    Not everyone is fluent in BM, especially the older set such as yours truly who was educated in the 1970s when the medium of instruction was solely in English.

    That is the reason why many official sites of the government and online news portals offer bi-lingual and sometimes tri-lingual content.

    Digitially, it does not really cost that much to produce bi-lingual or tri-lingual sites.

    The Penang state-government produced hard copies of their 30 people-centric policies in tri-lingual form.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks for your input. Take care and have a nice day. Keep in touch.

    Best wishes

  1. says:

    kee Dear masterwordsmith,

    I am even older than you. Finished school in early 60s, studied & worked overseas in mid 60's and returned home to work in late 60s.

    Studied entirely in English (daytime) & Chinese (night school) simultaneously. Did not even bother to attend the BM class which was available in the government English school but made 'not compulsory' by the 'kind' BM teacher who told us: "Those interested may stay and learn. Those not interested please leave and do whatever you wish to do but do not be a distraction to those who wish to stay and learn".

    The one and only BM word I ever learned before starting my work career was "Datuk" which wiser adults taught me to use for addressing policemen whenever I got stopped by one for cycling without lights at night or for any other minor traffic in infringements.

    As soon as I started work, I decided that since I was staying put in Malaysia, I needed to learn BM which was and still is the official language and I proceeded to learn BM. I even set for the SPM/MCE BM/Malay paper for the fun of it and passed. When the mind is willing, learning BM was actually quite easy. Definitely easier than learning Chinese.

    I don't agree that resources, however little, should be wasted on producing bi-lingual or tri-lingual documents for Malaysian citizens who decide to remain in the country. Such people should just go and learn the national and official language, if not for pride, at least for personal convenience and expediency.

    As a slight diversion, and for your information, many of my contemporaries who were BM illiterate just like me became teachers. When the language of instruction change from English to BM, they too had to learn to be proficient enough in BM in order to teach in the language.

    I don't agree that the matter of the official government websites and online news portals offering bi-lingual and sometimes tri-lingual content is relevant to this discussion. Such sites and news portals are not just for Malaysian citizens, but also for foreigners, including those who are not even residing here but are visiting the sites from their countries of residence.

    What the Penang government is doing (producing documents meant strictly for citizens in tr--lingual form) is only good for the short term, but may help ensure that in 50 years time, there will still be Malaysian citizens who will be illiterate in the national and official language of the country.

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear Kee

    Thank you for taking the time to swing by again to share your lucid thoughts. It is wonderful that you have put in much time and effort to master the national language. However, not everyone is able to learn or to master languages adeptly. At the same time, fluency must be maintained by regular use of the language and this varies from one individual to another.

    It would be lovely if you or anyone else could write something on the achievements of the Pakatan-led Selangor state government in Bahasa Malaysia to give them more airing.

    It will be my pleasure to repost your writings or that or any other reader in my humble blog. At the same time, these could be sent to other sites as well.

    I tried to blog in BM a few months ago and it took a lot of time and effort. For those of you who are fluent, it will be a breeze so do send it to me at mwsmithunplugged@gmail.com or leave it here as a comment.

    Take care and God bless you for your inspiring input.

    Have a nice day.

    Best wishes

  1. says:

    Achilles get the local councils to do their job well too. we get summons for not having a rubbish bin when the shop was built with a special place to place our rubbish in, but the trash truck can't pass thru (the back lane) coz the damn restaurants are hijacking the back lane for their cooking (and no summons for that). complained in writing to Adun and MPKj.... and just like BN run government, no reply. what's the difference? I can't see any. I might just not vote in next GE.

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear Achilles

    Do not give up. Pursue the matter with your ADUN and local council. I live in Penang run by the Pakatan-led state government and must say that things are really VERY different now in Penang.

    In a Star report at http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011/7/17/nation/20110717142340&sec=nation:

    All newborn babies in Penang might be getting a one-off' RM100 present from the state government starting this year.

    The Penang Government is considering a proposal to give RM100 cash to the newborns as long as one of their parents is a Penang voter and that the total family income does not exceed RM4,000.

    Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said on Sunday that the Program Anak Emas Pulau Pinang (Penang Golden Child Programme) was expected to cost the state between RM5mil and RM10mil a year.

    He said the programme would be presented at the state executive committee meeting this week for discussion.

    Take care and thanks for sharing your concerns. I hope things will get better in your area. Please vote - it is your democratic right which will make a difference. Have a pleasant evening.

    Best wishes

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