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Thursday August 29, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Thursday August 29, 2013 MYT 7:38:12 AM
by priya menon,photos by azlina abdullah
SHAH ALAM City Council’s (MBSA) newly-appointed councillors are getting right down to work and have set goals to serve the people better.
The three councillors are Papparaidu Veraman (DAP), Anizan Othman (PKR) and Fariz Abdullah from the Setia Alam Hawkers Association.
Their goals involve projects in line with their vision for the city and its people.
Anizan, an entreprenuer and acting Shah Alam PKR Women’s Wing chief, said her aim was to achieve a zero urban poverty rate and she was working hard for this.
“My zone covers Sections 15, 16, Rimba Jaya and Padang Jawa, which have residents from the low-income groups. I want to look into their welfare,” she said.
Papparaidu, or Raidu as he is commonly known as, was a former two-term MBSA councillor, from 2008 till 2010, and he hopes to make Shah Alam a safe city for all.
He said he will be organising a dialogue session with the police to create more awareness on
“Prevention is better than cure and we will start by creating awareness among schoolchildren,” he added.
Fariz’s mission, meanwhile, is to improve security, boost economic development and education.
He said he hoped to make the booming Setia Alam township a safe place for all to lead a healthy lifestyle.
“I also hope to increase the economic growth of small business operators to enable them to earn a decent livelihood,” he said, adding that he wanted to ensure every child had access to education.
The three were sworn in yesterday at Wisma MBSA by Shah Alam Mayor Datuk Mohd Jaafar Mohd Attan before the full board meeting.
Jaafar said he hoped the diverse backgrounds of the councillors would help MBSA serve its people better.
“We have a good composition of councillors and I hope we can pool our resources to be more effective,” he added.
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