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What To Expect From Selangor's Newly Minted Menteri Besar

He grew up as a goat herder but now he is the Menteri Besar of Selangor. Reminding people of the hardship and humble life he once had, Azmin Ali promises to roll up his sleeves in serving the people of Selangor.

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Azmin Ali Was Sworn In As The New Menteri Besar Of Selangor Today, 23 September 2014, Following A Long Tussle With Former MB Khalid Ibrahim

Azmin Ali Was Sworn In As The New Menteri Besar Of Selangor Today, 23 September 2014.

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Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyman, Mohamed Azmin Ali was officially sworn-in as the 15th Selangor Menteri Besar at approximately 10.0am today, replacing Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim.

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Mohamed Azmin, 50, undertook his oath in front of the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah at Balairong Seni, Istana Alam Shah in Klang.

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During The Swearing In Ceremony, The New MB Undertook These 10 Oaths Before The Sultan Of Selangor:

The new MB read out 10 oaths -- upholding the Rukun Negara; preserve and protect the sanctity of Islam and respect the rights of other religions; preserve the sovereignty of the Royal institution; obey all instructions and rulings by DYMM Sultan Selangor; protect the special position of the Malays; perform the task with high integrity; must always put the rakyat first; ensure stability, prosperity and security of the state; preserve position held from unlawful matter; and ensure national unity.

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Hours After His Appointment, Azmin Pledged In His Maiden Speech To Manage The State With Integrity And Transparency

Hours After His Appointment, Azmin Pledged In His Maiden Speech To Manage The State With Integrity And Transparency.

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In a maiden speech at his house in Kampung Klang Gate Baru where he grew up, Azmin promised to work hard and take care of the people in Selangor. "I also give my word that I will carry out my duties with trust and integrity," he told the crowd gathered at his mother's house.

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He Promised To Fully Utilise The RM3 Billion Fund Reserves In Selangor For The Interest Of The People

Meanwhile, Azmin said he would fully utilise the RM3 billion Selangor funds reserve, which he said is held for the benefit of the "Selangor people".

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"Every single sen of the state fund belongs to the people. The money must be translated into developmental programmes for the good of the people of this state," the Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyman said.

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Azmin Pledged To Review All Selangor-Putrajaya Deals Signed During Khalid Ibrahim's Term, Especially The Controversial Water Deal

Azmin Pledged To Review All Selangor-Putrajaya Deals Signed During Khalid Ibrahim's Term, Especially The Controversial Water Deal.

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Newly-minted Selangor Mentri Besar Azmin Ali pledged today to review all agreements approved by his predecessor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, including the contentious water restructuring deal struck recently with the federal government.

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“Not necessarily on water agreement alone,” he told reporters at a news conference when asked about whether he would review all deals signed off by Khalid' administration, and especially the water deal. “Give me time. I will have to have a meeting with relevant people and heads of department to review all agreements not only the water (deal).”

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The 50-Year-Old PKR Deputy President Reminded The People That He Was Once A Common Man Who Grew Up Herding Goats And Rearing Chickens

The 50-Year-Old PKR Deputy President Reminded The People That He Was Once A Common Man Who Grew Up Herding Goats And Rearing Chickens.

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In his maiden address to the people of his hometown, the 50-year-old touted himself as a common man who started from the bottom before his rise to power.

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Azmin also reminded supporters of his modest origins, pointing out that he did not come from an elite background. “I used to herd goats... I used to rear chickens. My father taught me the meaning of hardship,” the Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyman related. “But with the blessings from my parents' prayers, today I was given the trust as an MB.”

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He Says He Will Not Work In A Suit And Tie, But With Rolled Up Sleeves To Go On Ground And Listen First-Hand About The Problems His People Are Facing

"My style of work is not only wearing a tie and coat but in wearing short sleeved shirt and long pants... I will go to the ground and hear for myself the problems faced by the people and try and resolve them," Azmin said.

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“I will not work in a suit and tie, but with rolled sleeves,” Azmin told a crowd of hundreds gathered at his mother's house in Kampung Klang Gate Baru here to celebrate his appointment as mentri besar. “I will enter villages and hear people out, trying to solve their problems,” he pledged.

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When Asked Whether He Would Be Controlled By Certain Parties, Azmin Says He Would Only Be Guided By The State Constitution And Pakatan Rakyat Policies

When Asked Whether He Would Be Controlled By Certain Parties, Azmin Says He Would Only Be Guided By The State Constitution And Pakatan Rakyat Policies.

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He was asked whether he would be controlled by certain parties, just like how allegations have been made against PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail would be a “remote-controlled” MB if she had been appointed. “Let us move on the decision has been made. I have taken my oath so I will work closely with all parties to ensure what was promised to the people is given,” the Bukit Antarabangsa assemblyman said.

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“I am guided by the constitution and the policies approved by Pakatan Rakyat that has yet to be implemented,” Azmin told reporters at a news conference shortly after his swearing-in ceremony here this morning.

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Following Azmin's Appointment, A New Line-Up Of State Executive Councillors Is Also Expected To Be Installed This Friday, 26 September 2014

A fresh line-up of state executive councillors will be installed by Friday, newly-appointed Selangor Mentri Besar Azmin Ali said after his own swearing-in ceremony today.

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“We will have a discussion this evening to look at the composition of Pakatan (Rakyat) excos,” Azmin said when asked whether the four PAS officials from the previous administration will be retained.

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One Of The New MB's Priorities Is To Glue Back Pakatan Rakyat That Had Been Fragmented Due To In-Party Bickering About The Selangor MB Candidacy

One Of The New MB's Priorities Is To Glue Back Pakatan Rakyat That Had Been Fragmented Due To In-Party Bickering About The Selangor MB Candidacy.

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Glueing back a fragmented Pakatan Rakyat (PR) is top of the cards for newly-appointed Selangor Mentri Besar Azmin Ali to strengthen the political pact’s control of Malaysia’s richest state. “That is the greatest challenge we have to face now. I want to ensure we are able to consolidate, to get everyone to participate in the state administration.”

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