Change of Mayor Too High-Handed to Ignore

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With a string of surprising transfers being made in the MBPJ, including the mayor, many questions are being raised about the structure of command at that level. For the sake of effective and good governance, it is time to discuss new solutions.

The issue of federalism and the need for decentralisation of government control emerged yet again during the recent Selangor fiasco of its MBPJ mayor’s transfer.

On October 1, the MBPJ mayor, Datuk Mohd Roslan Sakiman, was given a 24-hour notice of his transfer out of the council. He would be given a promotion to be the new deputy state secretary, a position which also doubles him up as head of the state economic planning unit. This unit’s director, Datuk Noordin Sulaiman, would simultaneously be promoted to be state financial officer, whilst the finance officer, Datuk Mohd Arif Abdul Rahman, would be transferred to Putrajaya.

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