COUNCILLORS are accountable to the people and must perform their duties with a high level of integrity, says Klang Municipal Council (MPK) president Dr Ahmad Fadzli Ahmad Tajuddin.
“Our councillors need to demonstrate good leadership.
“They should be a bridge between MPK and the people.
“Consider the needs and well-being of all Klang residents and the community as a whole, and bring up their views at sub-committee meetings, ” he said at the swearing-in ceremony for MPK’s councillors.
A total of 22 councillors were sworn in for the 2021-2022 term.
Nine of them are new councillors while three others have made a comeback after a gap of two terms.
New faces in the council are PKR members Mahendran Marimuthu, Prabu Munusamy and Mohd Nazar Sulaiman along with Dr Quah Perng Fei, Francis Gan Eu Eng, Low Kwee Sia, Abd Halid Ka’ab and Ang Kian Wah from DAP.
Amanah has one new representative, Abdul Mutalib Adam.
PKR members who returned are Yew Boon Lye, Athi Saravanan S. Rengiah and Rosnee Talib.
Councillors who have been reappointed are Selangor Palace representative Datuk Abdul Ghani Pateh Akhir as well as PKR appointees Megat Shariffudin Shaharuddin and Mathuraiveeran Marimuthu.
DAP members who have been retained are Nalan M. Muniandy, Denesh Raja Rajaratnam, Chia Siu, Puspavali Mahalinggam, Barry Ng Seng Nam along with Amanah’s Abdul Razak Abdul Rashid and Halim Redzuan.
Meanwhile, two other councillors --- PKR’s Go Boon Pok and DAP’s Lee Fu Haw --- who had earlier been appointed in 2020, will continue their terms.
Fadzli said councillors must know what was going on in their areas and help resolve issues.
“Most of the time councillors will help resolve rubbish collection, clogged drains and flash floods besides seeing to the general welfare of the people.
“Other than being decision-makers on policies and practices in MPK, it is important for councillors to understand why the council has embarked on certain projects for the betterment of the town, ” he said.
He thanked outgoing councillors for their service.
“I hope the nine new councillors, the three who are returning and those who have been reappointed will serve the community with a high level of integrity, ” said Fadzli.
Yew, who is involved in logistics, said he would focus on improving basic facilities.
Meanwhile, Athi and Rosnee said they would ensure there were zero potholes along council roads.
Abd Halid, the former Rantau Panjang village head from 2015 to 2018, said he was excited to serve the people.
“I hope to learn from the seniors and department heads to serve the community in an effective and efficient manner, ” said Quah.
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