Published: Friday February 22, 2013 MYT 6:16:00 PM
Updated: Friday February 22, 2013 MYT 6:51:46 PM
Najib: Selangor people will lose if federal projects suspended
KUCHING: The Selangor government's proposed action to suspend all federal projects in the state would only put the people at a disadvantage, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.
He described the action as unwarranted as not only would the people be on the losing end, Selangor's progress would also be stunted.
"We will discuss the issue and decide on what action to take, whether we apply for a court order or other follow-up action; but whatever the state wants to do, the people will stand to lose," he told a press conference here.
The Selangor government reportedly said that it would suspend all federal projects in the state, including roads and infrastructure, pending an appeal against a High Court ruling that the Sepang Municipal Council had no authority to issue a notice to remove the Automatic Enforcement System (AES) cameras.
Meanwhile, Najin also dared Pakatan Rakyat leaders to sign the Transparency International Malaysia Election Integrity Pledge.
"All this while they accused the BN of many things; we have willingly signed the pledge.
"If they are really fighting against power abuse and corruption, now is the time to prove it. They had been consistent and firm in their stance yet are reluctant to sign," he noted.
PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang reportedly said the party would not sign the pledge. - Bernama