THE third batch of new Johor Baru City Council (MBJB) councillors comprising 10 people, including one who arrived in a wheelchair, have been sworn in.
Pulai MCA secretary Teoh Hee Teck, who recently suffered from a minor stroke, stole the limelight when he showed up at the event in a wheelchair.
The 59-year-old recalled feeling weak in his hands all of a sudden in March and was rushed to the hospital.
“After a check-up, the doctor told me that I had suffered a minor stroke and that I would be able to recover in two to three months’ time.
“Being in a wheelchair will not hinder me from meeting the public and listening to their grouses.
“I am currently recuperating. But I believe I will soon be fit to fully exercise my responsibilities as a councillor and assist the people with their bread-and-butter issues, which are my main focus, ” he said after the simple swearing-in ceremony.
Teoh was one of the four representatives from MCA — namely Pasir Gudang MCA assistant organising secretary Chan San San, Johor Baru MCA deputy chief Ang Boon Heng and Tebrau MCA chief Ng Yew Aik — who took the oath before Johor Baru mayor Datuk Adib Azhari Daud.
Also sworn in for the term starting April 15 and ending Dec 31 next year were Umno representative Sa’adiah Hussin and MIC representative Pannir Selvam.
The remaining four were Parti Pribumi Bersatu representatives Abdull Bakar Ali, Roziyati Othman, Abd Aziz Abd Talib and Lim Chin Eng, who is also Johor Baru City Merchants and Petty Traders Association chairman.
With the latest batch of councillors sworn in, MBJB has fulfilled its 24-member council criteria for the 24 zones under its jurisdiction.