ACCEPTANCE SPEECH FROM THE
CHIEF MINISTER OF SELANGOR
Alhamdulillah, praise is to Allah SWT for the abundance in His bounty, on 6 Syawal 1439H, a month of great blessing and favor, I was appointed the 16th Selangor Chief Minister.
I uphold the wishes of DYMM Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Alhaj, the Sultan of Selangor Darul Ehsan in his belief and confidence of appointing me as the Chief Minister of Selangor.
Truthfully, this appointment is a testament to the mandate given by the rakyat of Selangor, especially among the younger generation. With that, with humbled feelings, I accept this appointment with the will to carry on the task of uplifting the success of the State of Selangor.
I would like to thank my predecessor Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin bin Ali who has set a very strong foundation for me to build on and to achieve greater heights. Although he had only served for three years and eight months, he has brought forth a big wave of success, so much so that his name will forever be carved into the hearts of the rakyat of Selangor.
Undoubtedly, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin bin Ali is a well-known and successful Chief Minister with a strong vision, integrity, and loved by the Sultan and rakyat of Selangor. But I do not see this reality as a barrier to carving out my own mission in uplifting the administration of this state. In fact, I feel very blessed with the track record that he has set which has been so outstanding and extraordinary that I am compelled to achieve my greatest contribution, looking to his success as a benchmark.
I pledge to uphold the success of the previous administration as well as to bring Selangor to new heights for the sake of developing the nation and rakyat
“No Man is an Island”. Steering the state’s administration will definitely need a lot of commitment and cooperation from all parties involved, on the axis of esprit de corps that is dynamic and strong. I will invoke cooperation from the Assembly Members of the State Government as well as the entire public workforce of Selangor in the hopes to realize all the initiatives we have set forth under the Peduli Rakyat principal.
Based on the Federal Constitution, the forming body laws of Selangor and the Constitutional Monarch, this administration is committed to upholding the position of the Malays and its heritage, as well as Islam as the guaranteed federal religion.
In line with our principals of moderation, justice, and harmony, this state government is determined to protect the rights of all races and religions. The spirit of Malaysians that always uphold the sovereignty of our law, democratic parliament and the role of our Monarch institution will maintain the harmony and stability of our country. Thus, the spirit of unity needs to be continued and uplifted amongst the rakyat.
This administration will focus on the housing needs of the rakyat, integrated healthcare services, effective transportation system, sustainable environment, and quality job opportunities. This administration will also take the necessary steps to ensure that these goals are achieved.
Saudara dan saudari sekalian,
Selangor state is the biggest contributor to the nations gross output (KDNK) and is one of the top investment destinations in Malaysia. As a leader in the knowledge economy, Selangor has 150 higher learning institutions that has produced 40 thousand graduated every year. Selangor has a wide network of infrastructure and logistics, as well as good transportation services that will drive us forward into becoming a high-tech, high-impact industrial base alongside becoming the main corridor to Malaysia. With all these advantages and strengths, Selangor is set as a main actor in Southeast Asia.
The previous administration has mobilized the Smart Selangor initiative with the hopes of making this state as a Regional Smart State. The success of this idea will become the bridge for Selangor in exploring opportunities through strategic geopolitical alliances throughout Southeast Asia.
Saudara dan saudari sekalian,
Personally, I would like to express my humble gratitude and being fortunate enough to be granted a family that will always support me in times of hardship and ease, especially my mother, my father, and Diana who has always been there by my side.
To all the muslimin and muslimat, I take this opportunity to wish Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri, Maaf Zahir dan Batin, and to the rakyat of Selangor, let’s work together in developing our beloved and sovereign state of Selangor.
Thank you and Wassalam.