Saturday March 30, 201
By OH ING YEEN
ALL political parties are not allowed to use government land to set up their operations room for the upcoming general election, Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) president Datuk Hasan Nawawi Abdul Rahman said at the council’s monthly full board meeting on Thursday.
As for political flags hung in the municipality, he said that as no complaints had been received yet, the council would not take any action.
“We will only take action when we receive complaints and this goes to all political parties,” he said.
At a press conference after the meeting, he said the Selangor state government would be acquiring 33 lots of private land for an integrated graveyard for all religions in Hulu Semenyih near Jalan Sungai Lalang.
The project is expected to take 24 months to complete.
Hasan Nawawi also announced that the funeral parlour in Jalan Wan Siew, Sungai Chua, had been given the green light to continue.
Last year, MPKj issued a stop-work order to the landowner who was clearing the site for a funeral parlour.
There were protests from residents who were concerned that the funeral parlour would affect them.
Hasan Nawawi also said MPKj’s move to forfeit the deposit of utility companies for failing to comply with the council’s regulations on road resurfacing works, had seen positive results.
“We will monitor the contractors,” he added.
This was in response to a councillor’s question about utility companies that did a shoddy job of patching roads after completing works such as the installation of pipes.
The meeting, which could be the last before the general election, ended on a jovial note.
In his closing speech, councillor Mohd Shafie Ngah said there had been many changes since he became a councillor.
“There was some culture shock at first but we eventually got the hang of things.
“I noticed that there have been improvements and we all work in line with the practices of good governance,” he said.