KUALA Langat residents are looking forward to the change in status as they feel it will improve the area further.
National Space Agency research officer Ahmad Ammar Ahmad Termiz said although he welcomes the prospect of Kuala Langat becoming a municipality, he hopes things will not change too much.
“I support the idea of Kuala Langat becoming a municipality. But when it does, I hope that it retains its charm as a family- friendly place.
“I hope the local authority will continue to maintain the cleanliness of the beaches here like Cunang and Morib as these are places where families go for picnics.
“It would be good if bicycle lanes could be built here too.”
Zuraidah Soho and Roslan Serau, who are parents to a 14-year-old who has Down Syndrome, too welcomed an upgrade as it would show how far Kuala Langat had progressed.
“It will attract investors and improve the area’s economy.
“We hope the authorities will introduce more early intervention and vocational training programmes for special children especially in speech therapy as well as job and communication skills,” said Zuraidah.
Asliza Saenon and Zulfahmy Abd Kahar, who operate a cafe in Batu Laut, hoped the council will clean up the beaches which made the area famous.
“The sea pollution caused by livestock farms in Ladang Tumbok has not been resolved,
“It is a pity because the technology is now in place,” said Zulfahmy.
The former caddy to the late Sultan of Selangor Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah hopes the Sri Morib Golf Club will be refurbished.
“The golf club has great historical significance. This was where Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah came to indulge in his favourite pastime,” said Hisam Mohamad Zubir, who is a club member.
Car salesman and part-time busker Rosli Abdul Rahim hopes there will be a positive impact on the entertainment scene.
“I hope there will be more incentives for entertainers because we help to bring in the crowd.”