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Councillors screened, performances monitored

Published: Fri, 30 Nov 2012

SHAH ALAM:  Local councillors are put through a stringent screening process before they are allowed to serve in their respective councils.

Ronnie Liu (DAP-Pandamaran) told the House that although it may differ among the councils, there are mechanisms in place to ensure those selected do not abuse their positions.

“Councillors who are appointed will have to sign a confidentiality agreement and also abide by local council regulations,” said the executive councillor for local government.

Councillors are also constantly monitored by their respective councils.

Using the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) as an example, Liu said the mayor ,Datuk Mohd Jaafar Mohd Atan, personally monitors performance of MBSA councillors.

The criteria  includes attendance at full board meetings, leadership, integrity, pro-activeness and innovation.

He was responding to a question from Lee Khim Sin (PKR-Kajang) who asked if there were any initiatives to reduce the bloated number of local councillors.

“The state agrees that there are currently too many councillors, but we have to take into account those in councils that cover a large area are not overburdened,” said Liu.

As an example, he said the Klang Municipal Council (MPK) covers an area of over 600 sq km and studies need to be done before reducing the number of councillors.

Lau Weng San (DAP-Kampung Tunku) also asked if larger councils could be split up into separate local governments.

Liu said initial studies to split up the MPK suggest that it is a good idea but more studies need to be done.




 Selangor Times



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