Living in Selangor, an Opposition-controlled State


Azmin denies water tariff hike in Selangor

Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali today said that reports saying the state will raise water tariff hikes are untrue.

He said he will not hesitate to take legal action against media, especially TV3, over the matter.

“I am disappointed with irresponsible media who reported as if the state government has agreed to raise water tariffs.

“This is a lie, slander and I will not hesitate in taking legal action against any media, especially TV3, for perpetuating this lie,” he said while winding up the state legislative assembly debates in Shah Alam today.

Azmin yesterday told the state assembly that any tariff hike will take place after the Selangor government takes over the four water concessionaires in the state.

However, he said the revision will not burden the people.

Reading out the Hansard today, Azmin said he never said that tariffs will go up.

“Any restructuring programme or scheme will have cost implications to ensure that water management is more effective and that service is more responsive and holistic.

“The government will ensure any tariff hike will not burden the end users and the people of Selangor,” the Hansard read.

“When did I say that the government agreed to raise water tariffs? This is a lie,” he said today.

Infografik: Menarik dalam Belanjawan Selangor 2016

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Azmin: Toll highways approved by predecessor

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Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali today said the controversial approval of three toll highways in the state was made by his predecessor Khalid Ibrahim.

Azmin said this when asked to respond to the flak he was receiving from activists who accused him of approving three highways, namely the Damansara-Shah Alam Expressway (Dash), Sungai Besi-Ulu Klang Expressway (Suke), and the East Klang Valley Expressway (EKVE).

“For your information, the three highways were not approved when I was menteri besar. It was approved in principle prior to that.

“Social media have been reporting that the three highways were supposedly approved within my one-year tenure as menteri besar when it was actually approved by the previous menteri besar,” he told journalists at the Selangor state assembly lobby in Shah Alam this evening.

However, Azmin said as the nod at that time was only ‘in principle’, that meant there was no final approval yet.

Azmin said he will explain the matter in detail to the state assembly next week, which will sit until Nov 13.

Khalid (photo) had previously also approved – in principle – the Kinrara-Damansara Expressway (Kidex) but Azmin in February rejected the project.


Budget 2016, themed ‘Developing Smart Selangor That Cares’, has expenditure outstripping the projected RM2.25 billion in revenue by RM630 million.

Malay Mail Online

 Selangor’s 2015 deficit budget now in surplus


SHAH ALAM, Oct 30 — Selangor has turned its RM452.5-million deficit budget for this year into a current surplus of RM 552.58 million due to reduced government spending, Mentri Besar Azmin Ali revealed today.

Azmin said that while projected revenue rose to RM2.05 billion against the projected RM1.97 billion, public expenditure was sharply lower, with the government having spent just RM1.5 billion up to September 30 2015.

“By end of this year, the state’s revenue is expected to increase to RM 2.24 billion and would record a surplus of RM 274 million,” Azmin said in tabling the state’s 2016 Budget in the Selangor State Legislative Assembly here.

Azmin today tabled a deficit budget of RM2.88 billion, said to be the biggest spending plan in the state’s history.

The budget, themed ‘Developing Smart Selangor That Cares’, has expenditure outstripping the projected RM2.25 billion in revenue by RM630 million.

RM1.44 billion will go towards operating expenditure and RM1.44 billion is for development, the most the state has ever set aside for the purpose.

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31 October 2015


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MB lifts assessment tax and licence fees

SHAH ALAM: Low-cost and village home owners in Selangor need not pay property assessment taxes for next year under the state’s 2016 Budget.

Petty traders, night market and Pasar Tani vendors also need not pay licensing fees.

Mentri Besar Azmin Ali, when tabling the budget, said the move would bring a financial implication of RM41.7mil on the city halls and municipal councils.

He added that the tax exemptions would benefit 220,247 low-cost and village home owners with an exemption amount of RM34.5mil.

Meanwhile, 67,804 stall owners will enjoy the exemption totalling RM7.2mil.

“The current economic downturn is pressuring the daily lives of small scale businessmen and the low-income group.

“Ours is a people-centric government,” he said.

Azmin added that the state go­­vernment was also planning to introduce a Food Aid Programme and had allocated RM3mil for the purpose.

This programme will benefit 5,000 of the poorest families in Selangor.

30 October 2015

S’gor Budget: 1.5 months’ bonus and other goodies, allocations

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Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali today announced civil servants hired by the state will receive a bonus of 1.5 months.

However, Azmin said the payment for one month was already made in May and the remainder will be paid out on Dec 17.

In his budget speech to the Selangor state assembly this afternoon, Azmin said the bonus will cost the state RM44.1 million.

Among the salient points of the Selangor Budget 2016 tabled today include:

– Exemption of assessment fee for 167,466 for low-cost houses and 52,781 houses in villages, costing RM41.7 million

– Exemption of fees and license cost for 67,804 small business license holders

– Continuation of free water programme, which costs RM1.06 billion since June 2008

– RM300 million for three hospitals at Gombak, Shah Alam, and Setia Alam

– RM10 million for the expansion of buses to the Ampang Jaya and Kajang municipal councils

– RM373 million for infrastructure development


Unisel to recognise UEC for admission, says S’gor MB

Selangor Menteri Besar Azmin Ali today announced that Universiti Selangor (Unisel) will recognise the Unified Examination Certificate which Putrajaya has refused to acknowledge for admission into public universities.

Azmin said the recognition will take effect this year as part of efforts to arrest the brain drain in the state.

“The state government acknowledges the big role played by the Chinese independent schools in human development.

“This effort will help to avoid the brain drain problem that is worsening.

“Statistics show that 3,000 students graduate with UEC certification every year,” he said in his Budget 2016 speech to the state assembly this afternoon.

Water rationing is a thing of the past in Selangor – Mohamed Azmin

SHAH ALAM: There will not be water rationing in Selangor, said Selangor Menteri Besar, Mohamed Azmin Ali.

The success of the water industry in Selangor has allowed effective restructuring of the sector to focus on a holistic service based on transparency, responsibility, efficiency and cost-effective, said Mohamed Azmin when tabling the budget at the Selangor Assembly here, today.

He also said that Selangor folks can continue to enjoy the free water programme in 2016. Totaled at RM1.06 billion, the programme was introduced in June, 2008.
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