JOHOR BARU: A total of 10 councillors have been appointed to manage the recently upgraded Pengerang Municipal Council (MPP).
The councillors are Mohd Nazir Hashim, Azman Sabran, Tan Gin Gaik, Low Siek Lan, Sim Teng Yong, Syed Abdullah Syed Abdul Mutalib, Chong Chun Yet, Mohd Hadyyanzek Yahya, Baharum Sulman and Norazila Sanip.
Johor Local Government, Urban Wellbeing and Environment Committee chairman Tan Chen Choon said the appointments were made following the recent announcement by Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin of the updated status of Pengerang from a local authority to municipal council.
“Following the update, the MPP is now in need of a line up of councillors to ensure that the administration and management of the council runs smoothly.
“We have decided to have the appointment process done in stages with the first 10 appointed on Jan 1, ” he said in a statement released here.
He said that the appointment of the 10 councillors is effective from Jan 1 2020 until 31 Dec 2021.
Tan added that the decision to upgrade the status of Pengerang was mooted during a state executive council meeting in Oct 2018 and said that it was approved by Cabinet in Nov 2019.
“The status update also ended the administration period of Johor Corporation (JCorp) on the Pengerang local authority from Dec 31, ” he said.