GIVEN the chance, Petaling Jaya mayor Datuk Mohd Azizi Mohd Zain sees helming the post of Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) chief executive officer as a positive challenge.
Although he has not received any letter of appointment, he said he looked forward to the position when asked to confirm if he would be taking on the top job at PKNS.
“In any new organisation, there will be challenges but I can’t confirm anything now (without an official letter).
“I look at it as a (career) advancement. It will be a big task but I will do my best,” Mohd Azizi said after the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) full board meeting.
He added that any appointment letter must come from the Public Services Department.
It was reported earlier that Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) president Mohd Sayuthi Bakar will be transferred to MBPJ while Mohd Azizi will take over as CEO of PKNS, and that Hulu Langat District Officer Datuk Rosli Othman will replace Mohd Sayuthi.
However, all parties could not provide any confirmation on the matter.
A PKNS spokesman said there was no appointment letter regarding the CEO position.
At the meeting, Mohd Azizi said as of early Oct this year, there were 2,699 dengue cases reported in the city.
This records a 10% reduction in the number of cases compared to same time last year, which were 2,984 cases.
There were four hotspots identified in the city including 15 dengue cases in Kota Damansara PJU 1A and PPR Lembah Subang 2, 13 cases in PJU 6, Bandar Utama between Jalan 2/1 and Jalan 2/9, 10 cases in SS2 and eight cases in PJU 1’s Kampung Cempaka.
On the issue of cleanliness in eateries, the council ordered the closure of 149 restaurants and seven hawker centres and markets.
A total of 1,282 compounds were issued to restaurants. Based on inspection, 780 restaurants were given the A grade, 463 restaurants the B grade and 144 restaurants the C grade.
As for the hawker centres and markets, only 13 received A, while 92 received B and 69 received C.
On a sombre note, Mohd Azizi extended his condolences to the family of first time councillor Mohd Saleh Ishak who passed away on October 2. He was in charge of SS8, SS9 and SS10 neighbourhoods.