KLANG Municipal Council’s (MPK) acting president Mohd Ikhsan Mukri, praised the efforts of various private companies, non-governmental agencies and individuals who “campaigned” through their contributions for City Status, claims that this will give the Royal township the “prestige it deserves.”
“Making Klang a City would bring balance to the township and recognise its historic importance to the development of Selangor, the port which is the gateway into the nation, its famous people and heritage buildings,” he said.
Mohd Ikhsan added that companies had contributed through their efforts in greening the township, organising cleanliness programmes while other private agencies continue to hold social programmes.
“We the Municipal council want to see the people, non-governmental agencies, government departments working together with MPK to achieve the goal of becoming a City. Total commitment is required to make a liveable township,” he told to pressmen at the inaugural Majlis Anugerah MPK Prihatin 2011.
Also present at the event were Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, state local government committee chairman Ronnie Liu and education committee chairman Dr Halimah Ali.
The Star Edward Rajendra J.S Henry Kandiah, NTV7 Charles Mohan, Komunitikini’s Fadzley Esa, Sinar Harian’s Asmaliza Mansor and Berita Harian’s Wan Jailani Razak were awarded for promoting the betterment of the township for a decade through their continuous writings.
Apart from the pressmen, another 58 companies and non-governmental agencies were recognised for their efforts.
“We are glad that Klangites are providing feedback to the council and MPK is going on a consultative approach,” said Mohd Ikhsan.