Thursday, June 12, 2008

Unit formed to screen list of local councillors in Selangor - NST

SHAH ALAM, THURS: Jun 12, 2008 By Neville Spykerman

A new committee has been form to review the names of all local councillors who have been shortlisted to serve.

Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said he has already received the names of those selected but a review will be conducted following allegations that ‘friendship and favouritism’ was the basis of the selection.

“There have been many allegations that some of those shortlisted fell short in ability to serve the various committees.”

However Khalid said the names of new councillors for local government will be announced, according to schedule, on June 20.

Khalid was speaking yesterday after the weekly Exco meeting.

In an unrelated development he said the state was also looking into ways to cut cost following the increase in fuel prices.

He said a task force has been set up and measures will be announced in due course.

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