DESPITE having a bumpy start as a councillor on the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ), S. Sooria is taking everything in his stride.
Sooria’s appointment was controversial when his name was announced as one of the new councillors through an infamous letter addressed to the Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.
Now, after setting the record straight, Sooria wants to thank the person responsible for making him ‘famous’.
“I look at everything from a positive point of view. People can say what they want but they have to know the real me.
“I think I was implicated because certain individuals wanted the position.
“My services have been on a personal basis and ad hoc stuff like building temples, helping Tamil schools and orphanages and working with people with disabilities.
“Now, as a councillor, I believe that I can do more charity as well as work with the youth.
“I think one of the main problems in Ampang is public awareness and there seems to be a lack of interaction between the MPAJ and the public.
“I think more information should be given to the people, so that they are aware of what is happening.
“Having said that, the MPAJ has been very cooperative with its new councillors and we hope to work together in achieving our targets.
“We are trying to make things right and we have received encouragement and support from Ampang MP Zuraida Kamaruddin,” he said.
Sooria hopes to see the Ampang township improve in the future with the support from the public.
Full name: Sooria Narayanan a/l Shanmugam @Shumugam
Age: 38 years old
Marital Status: Married
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