Report: Amirudin to remain MB if PH retains Selangor in state polls

DATUK Seri Amirudin Shari will remain Selangor menteri besar if Pakatan Harapan (PH) retains Selangor in the forthcoming state polls, announced coalition chairman Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

Anwar, who is also the prime minister, said this is due to the state’s strong track record in attracting investments under Amirudin, FMT reported.

“Selangor recorded the highest economic growth rate in the first quarter at 5.6% which is the highest compared to China, Indonesia and Singapore, as well as a RM7.1 bil investment excluding Aramco, Tesla and Geely,” Anwar said while officiating the Sentuhan Agro Madani programme at MSekin Wonderland in Sekinchan today (July 18).

“This is why I am proposing for Amirudin to remain as the menteri besar. This is my first official announcement (of this proposal). Look, even he (Amirudin) is surprised.”

He was sworn in as the state’s 16th menteri besar after Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali relinquished the position after GE14 in 2018 when he was appointed to the Federal Cabinet as the economic affairs minister during the first PH administration.

On Friday, Anwar revealed that Elon Musk’s Tesla will be setting up its Malaysian headquarters in Selangor this year.

This follows a virtual meeting he held with the Tesla CEO, joined by SpaceX senior director Lauren Dreyer, Investment, Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Aziz, and Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil.

Amirudin said locations in the Petaling and Sepang districts are among those identified for the site, with authorities in both areas prepared to facilitate and coordinate the investment entry process.

He said Tesla’s investment in Malaysia reflects the investor community’s general confidence in the Selangor government, adding that he hoped it would encourage more international battery technology companies to invest in the state as well. – July 18, 2023


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