By Alang Bendahara
PORT Klang (N36) has a dense population of close to 70,000, with 33,809 registered voters as of 2018. As its name suggests, it is home to many people who work in the ports and shipping industry.
Since his appointment as a state assemblyman, Azmizam Zaman Huri has committed his efforts towards raising the living standards of his constituency and ensuring that the people’s expectations are fulfilled.
Selangor Journal (SJ): What is the main industry in your constituency?
Azmizam Zaman Huri (AZH): The main industry in my constituency is port activities. Port Klang consists of two ports which are Westport and Northport. Westport is located in my constituency, while Northport is under the jurisdiction of Selat Klang. The people in my constituency are mainly involved in logistics which involve import-export activities and transhipment.
SJ: What is the main attraction in Port Klang?
AZH: The main attraction is Port Klang town itself, where most of the pre-war shophouses and historical buildings are located. Foods such as nasi kandar, Chinese prawn fried rice, chicken rice and rojak are famous here. You can try eating at Warung Siang Malam, which is located near Bank Rakyat Port Klang. While for Nasi Kandar, I would recommend that visitors go to Restoran Langkapuri.
SJ: What are the concerns raised by your constituents and how do you address them?
AZH: The people in my constituency always raise issues about the road condition and amenities such as street lamps, billboards and signages. I also come across complaints relating to environmental pollution that happen in Pulau Indah and Kampung Telok Gong. I try my best to solve these issues by working with the local authorities, highlighting them to the relevant departments and raising them in the state legislative assembly.
SJ: What are your achievements so far in your constituency?
AZH: Previously the people in Port Klang were frustrated that the roads were not well maintained for many years. Street lights were broken and signages had gone missing because of vandalism activities. But in the past few years, I have managed to maintain the roads and amenities with the help of, and funds from, the Klang Municipal Council, the Public Works Department and the state government. I also managed to install solar-powered lights on many roads to ensure that they will be well lit even if the existing street lamps are broken.
SJ: What are some of your problem-solving methods?
AZH: Every weekday I will be at my service centre from 10am to 10pm to meet the people and also to have discussions with my team on all sorts of issues. The people are welcomed to see me at any time. On weekends I will be attending programmes that allow me to meet with the community.
There is no rest day for me. I always remind my staff to make sure that my schedule is full.
This article first appeared in the Selangor Journal monthly May edition, published on May 3, 2021.