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Seri Setia assemblyman Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad has been to football stadiums in the UK, and not merely as a spectator - he was actually paid to be there during football matches!
The newly elected Petaling Jaya representatives were all smiles when they walked out of the room after their first meeting with the mayor and the heads of departments of the Petaling Jaya Municipal Council (MBPJ).
INCREASING efficiency, upgrading delivery systems, putting in place a maintenance mechanism system to review and reform performance are among the major revamps for the local authorities that the new Selangor state government will undertake.
Amidst rife speculation and heavy secrecy, elected representatives from PKR, PAS and DAP made their way to Istana Alam Shah here yesterday afternoon.
They were unknowns one day and the next, they were elected representatives. Some were raised inpolitical families, others developed their political convictions at university while one was literally thrustinto the elections at the eleventh hour. They will go down in history as the young and inexperienced oneswho won against the odds and, in some cases, beat long-established incumbents. One thing these MPsand assemblymen have in common - they are all inspired and raring to change the political culture.Sunday Star speaks to some of these political novices who can't wait to etch their mark on the localpolitical scene.
OVER the next few weeks, Petaling Jaya's six newly elected assemblymen will be meeting NGO's, community leaders and professionals.
Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad has been been having a busy time since he won the Seri Setia state seat on Saturday.
Despite garnering just 1,895 votes, independent candidate in the Kelana Jaya parliamentary seat, Billi Lim, felt the achievement was still reason to celebrate.
The stage is set for a three-cornered battle between Barisan Nasional, PKR and an independent for the Kelana Jaya parliamentary seat.