JOHOR BARU: The Johor state government is committed to ensuring the less fortunate receive spin-offs from the rapid development in the state, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin.

He said various initiatives could be implemented by the state government without any charges from development spin-offs taking place in Johor.

"As such, we are implementing initiatives such as the Bas Muafakat Johor (BMJ), free broadband, only water is not free ... In ten years' time, more mega projects will be developed and a strong economy built but we will not neglect the people's welfare in the state," he said.

Mohamed Khaled was speaking at the joint "Jasamu Dikenang" dinner event of the Seri Alam District police headquarters and Pasir Gudang Foundation here last night.

Meanwhile, he also expressed his satisfaction with the Royal Malaysia police in safeguarding the state.

"I and the people are very pleased and grateful to the police officers and men for their loyalty, spirit and sacrifices in safeguarding peace in the country and state.

"For that reason, the crime index in the state has declined by 38% between 2011 and 2016," he added. — Bernama

Source: The Sun Daily