Published: Wednesday July 25, 2012 MYT 9:04:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday July 25, 2012 MYT 9:05:55 PM
PM: BN govt can solve Selangor's water and trash issues
By TASHNY SUKUMARAN
KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor's water crisis can be solved, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, but only when the people choose a government that can solve the water and trash problems.
"It cannot be that the federal government cannot solve the problems. We can do it.
"If we can make Malaysia the global centre for initial public offerings, how can it be we can't solve water problems?" he asked, referring to the recent Felda Global Ventures Holdings stock market launch, which was the second largest worldwide after Facebook.
"But we have to wait for the time when the people of Selangor can choose a government that can solve these problems," he said Wednesday at a breaking of fast event at the soon-to-be-constructed al-Mustaqin mosque site in Ampang here.
The Pekan MP also slammed "populist" tricks of giving out handouts and contributions, and underlined the importance of sustainable governance.
"To make promises is not difficult. What is more challenging is to ensure the handouts do not hurt the national economy but ensure its continuous growth as well as help, assist and care for the public," he said.
At the event, he contributed RM100 to 100 single mothers and disabled people.
He also contributed RM2mil for the construction of the mosque, and RM1.45mil for all the mosques and suraus in Selangor.