JOHOR BARU: The third batch of 10 new Johor Baru City Council (MBJB) local councillors was sworn in here on Tuesday (May 4), a recovering stroke patient among them.
Pulai MCA secretary Teoh Hee Teck attended the ceremony in a wheelchair after suffering a minor stroke recently.
The 59-year-old recalled feeling weakness in his hands all of a sudden one day in March and was rushed to the hospital.
“After a check-up, the doctor informed me that I had suffered from a minor stroke. He also told me that I would be able to recover in two to three months, ” he said.
“Being in a wheelchair will not hinder me from meeting with the public to hear their grouses.
“I am currently in recuperation and I believe I will be fit soon to fully exercise my responsibilities as a councillor.
“I will assist the people with their bread-and-butter issues, which will be my main focus, ” he said after the simple swearing-in ceremony.
Teoh was one of four representatives from MCA, including Pasir Gudang assistant organising secretary Chan San San, Johor Baru deputy chief Ang Boon Heng and Tebrau chief Ng Yew Aik, who took the oath before MBJB Mayor Datuk Adib Azhari Daud.
The others sworn in for the term, starting April 15 and ending Dec 31 next year, were Umno representative Sa’adiah Hussin; MIC representative Pannir Selvam; Parti Pribumi Bersatu representatives Abdull Bakar Ali, Roziyati Othman and Abd Aziz Abd Talib; and Lim Chin Eng, the Johor Baru City Merchants and Petty Traders Association chairman.
With the latest batch of councillors sworn in, MBJB has filled all 24 positions on its council, each in charge of one of the 24 zones under its jurisdiction.