Home > News > Community
Friday February 21, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Friday February 21, 2014 MYT 6:44:17 AM
by choong mek zhin, vincent tan, AND choo woon lim
Enthusiastic: Abdul Hamid ( third from left) with the new first- time MPAJ councillor s (from left) Yogayswari, Syarifah Hasliz ah, Lai, Azlan and Ramli.
THE enthusiasm to start work among new councillors at the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) is high.
A total of 15 councillors, including two that make up the non-governmental organisation (NGO) quota, were sworn in yesterday. There are nine positions still vacant.
One of the new faces is Syarifah Haslizah Syed Ariffin, 36, who has lived in the area for 13 years. She was previously a committee member in the Zone 12 Residents Committee.
“I hope to be able to help the people by organising more programmes to increase their quality of life,” said the Science and Mathematics teacher.
Retiree and former residents committee member Azlan Maddin, 58, said in general, he hoped to improve local government services.
New councillor Ramli Md Said, 61, a retiree who runs a business, said he wanted residents to be
more responsible for public cleanliness.
“Many people tend to turn a blind eye even if the rubbish is right in front of them,” he said.
Local university lecturer Lai Fatt Sian, 57, also cites general cleanliness as a major issue.
“I hope to address long-standing issues such as the lack of rubbish bins in commercial areas,” he said.
Yogayswari Ramalu, 57, who is Selangor PKR Wanita vice-president. agreed that cleanliness was a major issue in Ampang.
MPAJ deputy president Abdul Hamid Hussain said they would have to discuss in next month’s committee meeting how best to divide the areas among the available councillors.
“This is a temporary solution while we wait for the state government to appoint new councillors,” he said.
Tags / Keywords:
Government, Central Region, Family & Community, MPAJ Ampang Jaya Municipal Council swearing in ceremony councillors local government
Females rule in family planning
Filial piety runs in the family
Association helps out families of fallen heroes
Family at wit’s end over neighbour’s motel in residential area
Three families prepare for a very special guest
Diver to attempt polar freedives
Residents upset over unclean drains and want action
Airport upgrade set to woo in more tourists
Southern Italian fare in the heart of KL
Instilling unity in a fun way
Army boys show their might
The ancient city of Bhaktapur: Living history in Nepal
Libyan PM seeks to reassert authority as oil production is hit
Ex-Ukraine defender Gusin dies in motorbike crash aged 41
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)