Selangor govt yet to name councillor for disabled
Sheila Sri Priya and Dawn Chan
Selayang Municipal Council president Datuk Zainal Abidin Azim (centre) with newly sworn-in councillors (from left) Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puji, Sian Keng Eng, A. Murugeshu and Lee Khai Loon.
PETALING JAYA: The only only councillor of Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ)left to be sworn in is a representative for the disabled. is a disabled. But who that individual is remains a question mark.
T. Anthony, the first and only disabled councillor in the MBPJ, is not likely to be serving another term as he has not received any letter from the state government.
The name of the last councillor to be sworn in, will be revealed soon, said mayor Datuk Roslan Sakiman.
“I am not too sure who it will be and when the person will be appointed.
The state government has not released the name of the person.
“And yes, we do need a representative for the disabled in the council,” he said yesterday to reporters after the swearing in ceremony of seven councillors at MBPJ.
Selvarajan Rathinam, a 51-year-old who works in the hotel service industry
and representing the Parti Keadilan Rakyat was the new face among the seven.
He is among the three new councillors of the MBPJ council.
The two, who were earlier sworn in on July 10, included Tiong Boon Keong, 40, an professional engineer and Terence Tan, 30, who works in the shipping and logistics job field.
Meanwhile, three of the four councillors who took the oath at the Selayang Municipal Council yesterday are new faces.
The trio are 31-year-old Lee Khai Loon, 31, who is currently the secretary to the Bukit Lanjan assemblyman Elizabeth Wong, 50-year-old Sian Keng Eng, 50, who is a senior marketing consultant and 45-year-old Tengku Zulpuri Shah Raja Puri, 45, a electrical contractor.
Lee said he will work towards helping to create a safe, clean and comfortable neighbourhood in Selayang.” he said.
Both Sian and Tengku Zulpuri said they want to address the grassroot problems faced by Selayang residents.
A. Murugeshu, the fourth councillor,sworn in yesterday, said he would like to enhance and upgrade a football field in Bandar Baru Selayang for the residents to enjoy.
The four councillors were sworn in at the council president’s office of Datuk Zainal Abidin Azim.
There are three more Selayang Municipal councillors left to be named to complete the lineup of 24.
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