The federal government has never marginalised any state, including Kelantan, even when their administration is opposition-held, Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak said today.
He said that as a responsible government, Putrajaya would continue to provide the best service and implement development projects in these states.
Salleh said this was in line with the policy of the federal government to carry on with its agenda of bringing development to every state, including Kelantan.
"We practise the politics of mutual respect and there is no such thing as federal government people and state government people; we are all Malaysians," he told reporters after a meeting with the Kelantan staff of the ministry.
Salleh, who is in Kelantan to deliver a message to the ministry staff at the Kelantan Department of Broadcasting in Wakaf Che Yeh, urged the ministry staff to continue to provide the best service to the people of Kelantan.
He also advised the ministry staff to explain clearly federal government policies to ensure that the message was delivered and well understood by the people.
He gave the assurance that the federal government would continue to provide the best service regardless of political differences because "a government of the people was for the people".
Information department director-general Ibrahim Abdul Rahman and Kelantan information department director and chairperson of the ministry's coordination committee for Kelantan, Mohd Sabri Abdullah, were also present.