Twenty Four Ipoh’s City Councillors took their oath of office for the 2013 term on Thursday, January 4.
The councillors’ new term begins on January 1 and ends on December 31. They were were sworn in before Ipoh Mayor, Dato’ Roshidi Hashim.
All 24 councilors, according to Roshidi, had agreed to their reappointment. Three, however, were told to “pull up their socks”.
Roshidi,, who was appointed to his mayoral post for the fifth term, thanked the Chief Minister for his trust and confidence.
In congratulating the appointees, Roshidi said their reappointment was a recognition by the Council of their ability to perform. He reminded them to continue with their splendid work.
Each councilor will be assisted by two “Area Officers” who are staff of the Council.
The mayor advised the councilors to “turun padang” (go to the ground) so as to better understand the people they serve.
MBI’s emphasis for Year 2013 is “going back to the basic”. This means rubbish, drains and grass, as well as the maintenance of existing public facilities. The Council is determined to make Ipoh cheerful, clean and friendly for its residents.
The swearing-in ceremony was attended by the Perak Information Department Director, Muhammad Aszahari Abdul Rahman and Ipoh Police Chief, ACP Sum Chang Keong.