New Malacca mayor sworn in


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008

MYT 5:46:18 PM

MALACCA: The new Historic Malacca City Council (MBMB) Mayor Yusof Jantan is hoping to make the city an even more cheerful place to enhance the tourism industry. 

In replacing outgoing Datuk Zaini Md Nor who held the post since April 2003, Yusof, 42, promised to continue the latter's excellent service. 

“This will be a huge challenge for me because under Zaini, the MBMB had achieved the Sustainable City Award three years in a row,” he said. 

After the swearing-in ceremony witnessed by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam in Seri Negeri, Ayer Keroh, on Monday, the incoming mayor talked about his vision of enhancing the city’s image. 

“Malacca would be made more beautiful and cheerful at night with the installation of more LED rope lights, especially along the Malacca River and historical sites,” he said, adding that more flowering plants would be planted around the city.  

Yusof holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in accountancy from Universiti Utara Malaysia. He first served as the branch manager of Public Finance Bhd in Johor in 1998, before moving on to become Kumpulan Perbadanan Kemajuan Tanah Adat Melaka (Pertam) general manager and Perbadanan Ketua Menteri Melaka general manager. 

Zaini will take up the post of chief executive in National Solid Waste Management Corporation, under the Ministry of Housing and Local Government in Kuala Lumpur.

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