by Nadiah Zamlus
SHAH ALAM, Feb 20 — Most of the Resident Associations (RAs) in Selangor expressed their satisfaction with the performance of the local authorities during a public hearing session held by the Select Committee for Competency, Accountability and Transparency (Selcat), here today.
Taman Wira RA representative Abu Bakar Abdullah said the Kuala Langat District Council (MDKL) would promptly respond to complaints, which would normally take at least two days.
“For example, the council had taken immediate action on complaints against stray dogs and drainage issues in the area. Although from different departments, they are attentive towards the complaints lodged by the residents,” he said.
Meanwhile, SJ Wangsa Baiduri RA representative Haneef Gordon had commended the system implemented by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) as it is said to be user-friendly for the public.
“MPSJ has built a good relationship with the public. However, there is less engagement and they should come up with a strategy to bridge the gap with the residents,” he said.
The two representatives were among the seven witnesses who were present during the performance assessment of local authorities and councillors in the state, which was scheduled by Selcat.
The witnesses during the public hearing session were representatives from RAs under the purview of MPSJ, MDKL, and Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ).
Also present were Selcat chairman, Ng Suee Lim, and its members including Hulu Kelang assemblyman Saari Sungib, Banting assemblyman Lau Weng San, Bandar Utama assemblyman Jamaliah Jamaluddin, Sungai Air Tawar assemblyman Rizam Ismail Sijangkang assemblyman Datuk Dr Ahmad Yunus Hairi.