SHAH ALAM, April 11 — Unlike Putrajaya, the Selangor government did not have to offer special incentives to motivate state civil servants to improve their performance, the state’s caretaker Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali said today.
The Selangor Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman praised state civil staff for keeping abreast with the PKR-led state government’s programmes and initiatives that aim to benefit Selangor residents.
“Unlike Putrajaya, I did not need to give state officers all sorts of promises or incentives ahead of the May 9 polls.
“Instead, I credit officers based on performance and merit,” he said in his speech at an event to award outstanding Selangor staff here.
Azmin who is also PKR deputy president said he is confident the state civil servants will help spread “real news” of the Selangor government’s success stories to the people.
“With these committed and dedicated officers, I am certain Malaysia will have a bright future,” he said.
Azmin also took a swipe at the Election Commission (EC) for setting polling on a weekday.
He claimed that the EC had reneged in its duties to act freely and fairly.
Yesterday, EC chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah announced polling on May 9, the first general election held on a Wednesday since 1959.
Advanced polling for postal voters is set on May 4 while nomination day is set on April 28.