KUANTAN: Barisan Nasional elected representatives have been told to further improve their working relationships with civil servants to ensure benefits of development projects are enjoyed by their constituents.
"Closer co-operation between those elected and people who administer development is crucial in ensuring the success of efforts to improve the social and economic standing of the people."
Speaking at a dinner in conjunction with a gathering of BN state assemblymen here yesterday, Abdullah said major development projects initiated by the government would not meet their objectives without co-operation.
He said assemblymen could play their role in such projects by furthering the interests of their constituents in their capacity as local leaders.
The prime minister said a close working relationship between the assemblymen and civil servants in the implementation of development projects would also instil confidence among the people on the government’s initiative to improve their wellbeing.