Selangor Journal

Five-star award: Selangor exco hopes more local authorities aim for top position

By Zareef Muzammil

SHAH ALAM, Nov 7 — Selangor government hopes more state local authorities (PBT) would join the top ten ranks for the PBT Star Rating System (SPB-PBT) in the future.

State executive councillor for local government Ng Sze Han said there is still room for all 12 local authorities in Selangor to improve their quality of service delivery to achieve that recognition.

“Recently, the list of the top ten local authorities (nationwide) that received the star award for service delivery was announced. In the top ten, local authorities from Selangor filled three places, namely Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ), Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) and Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ).

“(The success) clearly shows that Selangor PBT is excellent, but (the service of the) state PBT should not stop there and must continue to pursue more achievement,” said Ng via Facebook today.

At the PBT Star Rating System online award ceremony on November 5, the Housing and Local Government (KPKT) Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin announced MBPJ won the fourth position, MBSA (fifth) while MPAJ (ninth).

KPKT’s statistics statement stated that for the first time in the history of all three local authorities in the Federal Territory, 12 in Selangor, Penang (two) and Melaka (four) created a record for achieving five-star.

In total, 74 of the 152 local authorities throughout Malaysia were rated as five-star while 53 rated as four-star followed by 16 (three-star), six (two-star) and three (one-star).

Based on KPKT’s own assessment, all 17 city-level local authorities in the country were given a five-star rating as well as 31 municipal councils, 24 district councils and two agencies.

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