45 signboards changed in Shah Alam, says mayor


Most of the dual language street signs in Shah Alam have been replaced by MBSA. — filepic

SHAH Alam City Council is waiting for further directives from the Selangor government to change all the dual language signboards in its jurisdiction.

Shah Alam mayor Datuk Ahmad Zaharin Mohd Saad said they have only changed the signboards containing Chinese characters in Pekan Subang, following a decree from the Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.

“The state is planning to propose a paper at the Selangor exco meeting with a new decision involving road signs. We are waiting for that before we take further action,” he added.

A total of 45 signboards were replaced as of Wednesday at Pekan Subang after the decree following protests on social media over the signboards.

“We completed the replacements ahead of schedule and spent RM12,000 for the exercise,” he added.

Ahmad Zaharin said this after the Shah Alam fullboard meeting at Wisma MBSA.

On another note, MBSA has begun preparations to celebration the Sultan’s birthday on Dec 11.

Ahmad Zaharin said circulars have been sent out to all government agencies while private companies have also been urged to put up the Selangor flag in conjunction with the event.

Following the fullboard meeting, Shah Alam councillors were also appointed Search and Destroy Aedes 10 (Seda-10) chairmen for their respective resident representation councils (MPP).

Seda-10 is the city council’s initiative to combat aedes mosquito breeding grounds and dengue in their areas.

Councillors will have to work with their respective resident committees to spread the word on dengue and its dangers.

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