Mr Keshminder Singh has told the press that I had interfered with the assigning of councillors to their zones. He made the statement when asked about his objection to my presence at the council’s table during the recent MPSJ full board meeting.
I had earlier told the press that I was ready at all times to explain on his allegation. Here is my explanation:-
After the swearing-in of councillors, I asked the YDP of MPSJ if the councillors’ zones have been confirmed. YDP then informed me that I could propose the names of the councillors for the Subang Jaya zone.
There are 5 zones under Subang Jaya. I had proposed the followings:-
(1) Theresa Ratnam Thong (NGO)
(2) Datuk Dr. N. Subramaniam (NGO)
Priority had to be given to the two NGOs representing the residents’ associations and jawatankuasa penduduk in the Subang Jaya constituency. My justification for this is simple – it makes no sense for these two NGOs to be assigned to a zone outside of the Subang Jaya area since they have been serving in the residents’ association and jawatankuasa penduduk in this area and are thoroughly familiar with the issues here.
I was then informed by MPSJ that Mr Keshminder Singh (PKR) and another PKR councillor insisted to be in the Subang Jaya zone. As a result of this, Datuk Dr. N. Subramaniam who represents the USJ Residents’ Association has now been assigned to a zone in Seri Kembangan.
This is the final list of the Subang Jaya zone and the councillors had their way in the zones they wanted as below:
zone 1 (SS12 – SS19, Taman Wangsa Baiduri) - Theresa Ratnam Thong (NGO)
zone 2 (PJS 7, 9 and 11, Taman Sunway Utama) - Chia Yew Ken (DAP)
zone 3 (USJ 2 – USJ 15) - Ismail Kamal b. Abdul Rahman (PKR)
zone 4 (USJ 1, Taman Subang Permai, Taman Subang Mewah, Taman Perindustrian Subang) - Roslan Shahir b. Datuk Mohd Shahir (PAS)
zone 5 (Taman Perindustrian Hi-Tech, Taman Perindustrian SIME UEP, Taman Subang Mas, Taman Batu Tiga, Kg. Rantau Selamat) - Keshminder Singh (PKR)