Mohan remains only Sikh counsillor in Selangor, two others dropped

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| Petaling Jaya, Malaysia | 28 Jan 2016 | Asia Samachar |
Mohan SIngh (turban) at the swearing in ceremony as an MPSJ councillor on 27 Jan 2016. With him are (L-R) DAP council chief whip Pooi Weng Keong, MPSJ president Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan and members from DAP Paksiong.
Mohan SIngh (turban) at the swearing in ceremony as an MPSJ councillor on 27 Jan 2016. With him are (L-R) DAP council chief whip Pooi Weng Keong, MPSJ president Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan and members from DAP Paksiong.

Mohan Singh remains the sole member of the Sikh community in the new lineup of local councillors in Selangor, one of the most developed and populated states in Malaysia.

The 43 year old was sworn as a councillor for Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya (MPSJ), or the Subang Jaya municipal council, for the 2016-2018 term yesterday.

Previously, the other two councillors from the Sikh community were Keshminder Singh, also in MPSJ, and Santokh Singh at the Sepang municipal council.

Councillors are appointed based on the recommendation of the political parties. Selangor fell to the hands of the loose coalition of Pakatan Rakyat (PR) in 2014, and the coalition managed to keep the state within its fold in the 2015 state elections which were held simultaneously with the general elections.

Mohan and Santokh are alliged to DAP while Keshmider was nominated by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR).

Santokh, who was also involved at one with Gurdwara Sahib Klang, had served as councillor at Hulu Langat (2008-2009) and then Sepang (2010-2015).

“I’ve been asked to take rest,” the engineer turn businessman told Asia Samachar.

Another past councillor was B. Awtar Singh, the current Gurdwara Sahib Puchong management committee president, who had served from 2004 to 2008. He is local branch chairman of MIC, an Indian-based political party under the Barisan Nasional (BN), which is at power at the Federal level.

Mohan is a special officer at the office of Puchong Member of Parliament (MP) Gobind Singh Deo.

“I will be happy to serve members of the public who require assistance in dealing with the state,” Mohan tells Asia Samachar. He can be contacted via his mobile at +6019.2682863.

 

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1 COMMENT

  1. Normally appointed/elected representatives to public bodies/Authorities promise to serve the public and take oaths in the name of their respective Almighty to be honest / ethical / transparent / accountable.
    Unfortunately most soon become self serving and make their oaths to be honest / ethical/ transparent/ accountable more like formalities and slogans and their swearing on their Holy Scriptures abuse of the name of their respective Almighty and make the oath just another formality without sincerity.
    Let us hope that this time they will practice what they have promised and prove the public perception wrong.

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