SHAH ALAM: The Selangor government is going ahead with the appointment of Ampang Jaya councillors on Tuesday despite the possibility of three of them having criminal backgrounds.
Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim is determined to proceed with their appointment along with 21 others with a promise to resolve the matter “later”.
This may mean sacking them at some time in the future if investigations prove their ineligibility for appointment.
“If, for whatever reason, their appointments are against any policy, we will de-list them.
“I hope this setback will not hamper us from going ahead with the appointment of the councillors,” said the state leader already embroiled in a controversy surrounding allegations of abuse of power involving his Parti Keadilan Rakyat government.
At least three candidates, already issued appointment letters as councillors, are being scrutinised following claims by an Ampang resident that two had police records for robbery and involvement with the underworld.
Another is alleged to have served time under preventive laws.
Checks with the police confirmed that at least one had a criminal record. Read more
In other councils, displeasure and dissatisfactions is evident.
In Kuala Selangor : A list of would be ahli majlis is filling every corner of coffe shops. The talks were about BN people being appointed. Other questions the appointment of 5 DAP reps. For the record, DAP is only formed officially after March 8 by elections in Kuala Selangor. Most members were ex MCA. Community group’s leader expressed displeasure, questioning the logic of outsiders and unknowns being appointed as Ahli Majlis. A demonstration by PR supporters is expected during the swearing in ceremony.
A woman without IC is also appointed as a councillor! A check with relevant sources shows the woman is an officer at one of KDEB subsidiaries in Shah Alam. In the NGO category, 4 out of six are residing outside Kuala Selangor while one is identified as a strong supporter of BN and has family business related in the council.
A PKR memeber claimed that Khalid, Ronnie Liu and the selection committee didn’t consult the division.
“The State leaders failed to understand the concept of “third tier government”, a teacher and a PAS supporter told Selangor Today.