ALL 24 Shah Alam city councillors have been assigned zones to oversee following the swearing-in of Halim Mohamed Redzuan.
Halim is the last councillor to be sworn in, thus completing the entire line-up at Shah Alam City Council (MBSA).
He took his oath and signed the letter of undertaking in front of Shah Alam mayor Datuk Haris Kasim at Wisma MBSA.
Previously, five new councillors — Muhammad Izuan Ahmad Kasim, 30, Kumareval Subrayan, 58, Tee Choon Keong, 47, Saribanon Saibon, 51, and Mohd Firdaus Mokhtar, 36 — were sworn in at the city council’s headquarters.
They were part of the batch that included 12 reappointed councillors in the swearing-in ceremony for the 2021-2022 term.
Six other councillors were sworn in last year.
Eight of the total number of MBSA councillors are women, thus meeting the Selangor government’s target of having 30% female councillors.
The councillors will also head the respective zone’s Residents Representative Council (MPP).
“They will be tasked with appointing committee members for their respective MPP from different agencies, including residents associations, education institutions and non-governmental organisations that they believe can contribute to society.
“Each MPP will be allocated RM100,000 to run community programmes each year to strengthen ties among its residents.
“This allocation is used solely for programmes. For other types of expenditure such as maintenance and the upgrading of infrastructure within their neighbourhood, there is a separate allocation, ” said Haris during a press conference after MBSA’s monthly full board meeting.
On top of the said allocation, each MPP will also get RM20,000 to run their offices besides a one-off RM10,000 for festive celebrations organised for the community.