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State executive councillor Borhan Aman Shah (third from left) and Banting state assemblyman Hasnul Baharuddin (third from right) presenting contributions to residents during the food contribution programme at Kampung Sungai Raba, Banting, on January 2, 2021. — Picture by HAFIZ OTHMAN/SELANGORKINI

Selangor mulling to form ‘village within a village’ to facilitate administrative matters

Zareef Muzammil

KUALA LANGAT, Jan 3 — The Selangor government is studying the need to restructure traditional villages in the districts in the state that have high density of populations.

State executive councillor for rural development and traditional villages Borhan Aman Shah said the move to establish a ‘village within a village’ is to ease administrative efforts by the Village Community Management Councils (MPKK).

Borhan Aman Shah explained that the concept would also make it easier for residents to conduct local activities.

“Recently, we had a dialogue session on the matter in a few districts, so I would like to identify the number of residents in the villages involved. Should there be a need, we will create another ‘village within a village’.

“However, it has to be presented at the Selangor State Executive Council to be studied first before the Land and District Office can survey further,” he said when met by reporters after completing the food distribution programme at the Seri Jugra MPKK Community Hall yesterday.

Elaborating further, the Tanjung Sepat state assemblyman said villages with high residential density would result in administrative complications to the MPKK chairmen.

He also voiced his concerns about the inability for state programmes to reach targeted communities following the expansion of villages.

“Moreover, we do not want the villages to be faced with a lack of infrastructure or facility and, thus, having to share community halls,” he added.

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