YONG PENG: MCA hopes that all members of the Village Development Security Councils (JKKK) put in their best efforts and services in solving problems face by villagers.
Deputy president Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said that the members could act as a bridge between the government and the community as they have better access to enforcement bodies of the local authorities.
He pointed out that as JKKK members, the committee hold a special respectable duty within the community where they should carry out their responsibility to benefit the villagers.
Dr Wee added that the members should always continue to engage with the residents and find out the problems that each village face.
“The council’s work is to represent the villagers by channelling their problems or concerns to the authorities through a proper channel,” he said.
Dr Wee, who is also the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, said this when met after attending the Ayer Hitam parliamentary Chap Goh Mei celebration here on March 3.
He stressed that whatever grievances or grouses villagers were facing, JKKK must be proactive in helping to solve the issue at hand.
“For example, the JKKK in Ayer Hitam here has been helping its residents by providing the party information that the new assessment rate had gone up to more than 30%.
“Majority of the villagers here are unhappy about the new rate and MCA together with the JKKK will help solve the problem by addressing the matter with the local councils as well as the state government,” he said.
Meanwhile, in another matter, Dr Wee said the MyEG system would help the government to control the number of foreign workers in the country.
He said that such system would provide the government with the correct database on legal foreign workers being employed to work here.
“The government is doing something positive in handling the issue of illegal foreign workers in the country, however DAP’s Teresa Kok seem to twist my words to politicising the matter.
“About 10% of the number of population in Malaysia comprise foreign workers and the government is addressing the matter as it is also a security concern to us,” he said.