Up­hold in­tegrity in de­vel­op­ing state, says ruler

New Straits Times - - News -

ARAU: Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Si­ra­jud­din Pu­tra Ja­malul­lail yes­ter­day called on the state lead­er­ship and the pub­lic sec­tor to up­hold in­tegrity in de­vel­op­ing the state through high-im­pact projects.

In the in­vesti­ture cer­e­mony for his 74th birth­day, Tuanku Syed Si­ra­jud­din said he was sat­is­fied with the state’s progress in achiev­ing the Perlis City State’s Vi­sion 2030, in line with the Na­tional Trans­for­ma­tion (TN50) agenda.

Cit­ing the Chup­ing Val­ley In­dus­trial Area, Kan­gar Ur­ban Trans­for­ma­tion Cen­tre (UTC), Kuala Perlis mixed de­vel­op­ment project and the Kan­gar City Cen­tre as ex­am­ples, he com­mended the high­im­pact projects as proac­tive ini­tia­tives in draw­ing more in­vestors and vis­i­tors to Perlis.

“I be­lieve once the de­vel­op­ment ini­tia­tives are com­pleted, it will ben­e­fit the peo­ple.

“Civil ser­vants play an im­por­tant role in ex­pe­dit­ing the de­vel­op­ment process, where all de­ci­sions made have to be fol­lowed up and fol­lowed through to en­sure swift and ef­fec­tive ac­tions are taken.”

He re­minded the peo­ple to be wary of cer­tain quar­ters who were out to dis­rupt the state’s peace and har­mony.

He said unity and har­mony among the peo­ple was key to cre­at­ing a con­ducive environment for state de­vel­op­ment.

He said the same ap­plied to pol­i­tics and re­li­gion, where ev­ery­one should un­der­stand and re­spect each other’s be­liefs to safe­guard the na­tion’s peace and har­mony.

Ear­lier, Tuanku Syed Si­ra­jud­din con­ferred the state’s high­est award, Dar­jah Seri Paduka Mahkota Perlis, which car­ries the “Datuk Seri” ti­tle on Chief Sec­re­tary to the Gov­ern­ment Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa and Armed Forces chief Gen­eral Tan Sri Raja Mo­hamed Af­fandi Raja Mo­hamed Noor.

They were among 282 re­cip­i­ents of hon­orary awards and medals in con­junc­tion with Raja of Perlis 74th birth­day.

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