SHAH ALAM - Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah of Selangor has called on state assemblymen to focus on matters that will improve the lives of the people's lives and not fight over petty issues.
"It is not right for state representatives or civil servants to stand in the way of the state government's efforts in helping the people," he said at the opening of the state assembly sitting yesterday.
Sultan Sharafuddin called on state assemblymen to be respectful and abide by all laws when debating during state assembly meetings.
The Sultan also praised the state government for getting the Federal Government to agree to its suggestion to restructure the water industry by signing a memorandum of understanding.
He said the effort would benefit the people of Selangor and the restructuring in the water industry would ensure continuous supply while maintaining a reasonable rate.
The Sultan also gave due recognition to Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim for a number of programmes that the state government had undertaken in recent times.
Sultan Sharafuddin cited the Hybrid Off River Augmentation System project, which was launched on March 15 as among efforts by Khalid and the state government to find new ways to increase water sources in the state.
The Sultan ended his speech by expressing his sympathies over the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Urging family members to remain calm at this trying time, he said he was certain the Malaysian Government was doing its best to resolve the issue.