Work with me – Raja Nong Chik

Raja Nong Chik said, “The cost of living in KL is acknowledged to be two to three times higher than rural areas so we need to look into basic needs like welfare, housing, public transport, job and business opportunities.”

Whether I’m a supporter of him or not, I can’t deny that he deserves to be a leader. Upon his appointment by Najib to be our new FT minister, many shows their not-confident statements. As a new minister plus someone who is responsible for KL welfare and development, that person needed to be given a chance to prove himself. From what I can see, Raja Nong Chik has one positive point that it’s very rare in nowadays leader, that is actively involved in community work although not appointed as minister. I’m not trying to make a point here, but I just want people to acknowledge him because what he’s been doing so far, are all for our sake.

Here is the article when the former FT minister handed down the duties of FT minister to Raja Nong Chik, took from The Star Online.

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NEWLY appointed Federal Territories Minister Raja Datuk Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin has called on the 10 Pakatan Rakyat MPs to work with him for the mutual benefit of Kuala Lumpur.

“Opinions may differ on policies introduced by Barisan Nasional but the needs of the community must be met. If criticism is continously hurled without positive impact, how would the public benefit?” Raja Nong Chik asked.

He was answering questions from the media after the official handing-over of duties from former FT Minister Datuk Seri Zulhasnan Rafique to him in Putrajaya yesterday.

Describing his position as a hotseat in view of the challenges before him, Raja Nong Chik said the best way to address the many issues would be by touching base with the public.

“I have an easy-going style of administration and believe in achieving results without protocol. I attribute this to my upbringing.

“The 1Malaysia concept stressed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is especially ideal for Kuala Lumpur because it is a cosmopolitan city,” he added.

Raja Nong Chik further said he was waiting for guidelines from Najib on matters related to the Federal Territories including Putrajaya and Labuan.

At first he declined to elaborate on his focus for KL by stating he needed more time and had a briefing to attend but when pressed on, Raja Nong Chik said city dwellers who were currently sidelined would be given priority.

“The cost of living in KL is acknowledged to be two to three times higher than rural areas so we need to look into basic needs like welfare, housing, public transport, job and business opportunities.

“In previous squatter areas like Lembah Pantai, housing is a main issue. Those resettled are renting out their flats and this is a matter for concern,” he added.

When asked for his comment on being appointed the fourth minister for a ministry just formed in 2004, Raja Nong Chik said his predecessors did a good job and he welcomed the challenges awaiting him.

By Geetha Krishnan

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Raja Nong Chik who is well-known in business and management world, now trying to get closer to the people. For me, as long as my welfare is well taken care of, I’m statisfied and it’s all thanks to Raja Nong Chik.

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