ALOR STAR, May 23 – The Sultan of Kedah Sultan Sallehuddin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah wants the opposition to play its role in ensuring the new state government stays on the right track for the sake of the people of Kedah. He said all parties should forget about the disputes in the run-up to 14th General Election and reunite under the Kedah flag.
“I would like to see checks and balance, in order to safeguard the interests of the people. Discuss in a courteous and honest manner. I believe that all elected representatives have similar responsibilities. The successful party to form the government and they should perform their duties and responsibilities with trustworthiness, honesty and sincerity,” he said at the swearing-in ceremony of new state executive councillors at the Istana Anak Bukit Anak here yesterday.
Also present were Sultanah Kedah Sultanah Maliha Tengku Ariff and Raja Muda of Kedah Tengku Sarafudin Badlishah Sultan Sallehuddin. He also reminded all state excos not to be self-centred to the extent of neglecting the people, instead focus on serving the people.
“The power entrusted by the people to them is not a privilege, but a huge responsibility, which they would have to uphold with sincerity, integrity, trustworthiness and humility. Serve the people with sincerity and prove it to them that they have made the right decision in choosing them to govern the state.
“I hope that the new state exco line-up will focus their energy and expertise in providing services to the people so that the population will enjoy a quality life and Kedah continues to develop in all areas,” he said.
He also wanted the state finances to be managed with a high level of integrity and accountability, apart from wanting to see that every sen spent by the state to give maximum benefit to the people. — Bernama