Pasir Gudang expects big things from new councillor line-up

PASIR GUDANG: The city's new councillor line-up is aimed at taking Pasir Gudang to greater heights through fresh ideas to help the people, says mayor Datuk Asman Abd Rahman.

Each councillor was selected and placed in one of the 24 council zones based on their expertise, experience and background, he said.

“The most important thing is that they must become the bridge that links the people and the Pasir Gudang City Council (MBPG).

“We do not want councillors who are dormant and could not contribute ideas that can improve our service to the people,” he said after the swearing-in ceremony of the new councillors at Menara Aqbah here on Wednesday (Aug 10).

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The new councillors are from Barisan Nasional component parties; 13 from Umno, eight from MCA and three from MIC.

“We hope they can work together with us now that they are all from the same political coalition,” he said.

Councillor Noor Azleen Ambros said each of them had an important role to play in helping the government achieve its aim of economic recovery and ensuring the well-being of the people.

"We hope we can at least return to the pre-pandemic situation... (so) people can live their lives normally and our economy can thrive again.

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“The council has also drawn up the Pasir Gudang Local Plan 2030, so there is a lot that we need to focus and work together on,” he said, adding that the local council will also focus on environmental protection.

Another councillor, S. Mahendran, said his focus would be on improving the roads in the city, especially in areas close to schools and industrial zones.

“We want to see how we can improve the daily commute of the people in Pasir Gudang, especially during peak hours.

“There are also ongoing housing projects such as in Bestari Perdana that need proper planning and insight so that we can ensure sustainable development,” he said.

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As for first-time council appointee Low Sing Huat, he plans to fight for the welfare of the poor in the city.

"I believe that infrastructure development should also be on par with social and welfare development.

“With the recent issues of the high cost of living, I believe the council could play a more proactive role in this matter,” he said.

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