MB: New MBPJ Mayor to be Announced at Year End

SHAH ALAM, 3 Dec: The State Government will announce the new Petaling Jaya mayor to replace Datuk Mohamad Roslan Sakiman’s position by the end of this year.

Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said he had received a number of recommended candidates who are still being reviewed by the State Government.

“The State Government will start to determine which candidates are qualified to become mayor of the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) before the end of this year.

“The Chief Minister has been given some recommendations who are still under observation,” he told reporters after launching Innovation Day 2012 at the Silver Jubilee Hall, State Government Secretary (SUK) this morning.

Mohamad Roslan was previously directed by the Public Service Department (JPA) to switch to the position of Deputy State Secretary (Development) at the Selangor State Secretary Administrative Centre, effective last October 1st.

However, the directive was withdrawn and Mohamad Roslan continued as MBPJ mayor because the position is covered under the Local Government Act.

In the press conference, Abdul Khalid also said the State Government does not intend to appoint a new President of the Klang Municipal Council (MPK).

According to him, this is because Ehsan Mukri, as Acting President, has been performing his duties despite his appointment pending JPA’s decision.

“We still maintain Ehsan’s appointment as it takes into account his status as President of the Council.

“Even in terms of civil servants, his status has not reached that level, but the State Government agreed to provide additional funding in terms of salary and benefits as the President.

“However, when the JPA promotes him, he is no longer Acting, but becomes the President,” he said.

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