Sunday, June 22, 2008

Former town planning director Zamri back as Shah Alam councillor - The Star

Jun 22, 2008 By ELAN PERUMAL

FORMER town planning director Ahmad Zamri Kamaruddin heads the list of 24 local councillors appointed to the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA).

Zamri, who retired in Sept last year, has been appointed under the NGO quota.

Zamri: It is an honour to be appointed.

“It is a real honour to be appointed as a MBSA councillor especially when I am very familiar with the Mayor and officers of the council.

“I have worked there for 25 years and it will be really interesting to return as councillor where I have the privilege to make decisions for the benefit of the people,” he told StarMetro.

However, he added that it would be a challenge to serve in the capacity of a councillor as he would be required to meet the ratepayers in person.

All sorted out: Mazalan holding up the list of new MBSA councillors

The others appointed under the non-political quota are Zulkefli Mohd Nani of Muslim Care Malaysia, Datin Noraini Md Top (Pusat Zakat Selangor consultant), K. Uthayasoorian (Tamil Foundation) and V. Papparaidu who is a social activist.

Most of the poltical appointees were made up party workers of the Pakatan Rakyat’s coalition parties. Parti Keadilan Rakyat has the highest number of representation with nine followed with five from PAS, three from DAP and 1 from PSM.

Shah Alam Mayor Mazalan Md Noor said all those selected for the posts would be notified immediately on their appointment.

He said they were required to sign their letter of acceptance before they were called for swearing-in ceremony.

“They will be sworn-in during the first full council meeting which will be held next week,” he said

On the appointment of Zamri, Mazalan said, he welcomed the move and was looking forward to working with his former officer.

“I think the list of the councillors had a fair mix of people and most of them are also young,” he added

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