MBKS mayor: Councillors must stand united to serve community despite differences in opinions

Wee (centre) flanked by Hilmi (left) and city secretary Zainab Marzali in a photo call during the virtual swearing in ceremony.

KUCHING, July 23: The councillors may have differences in opinions and beliefs but as the ‘first point of contact’ between citizens and the authorities, they must stand united when it comes to fulfilling their duties to serve the community.

In stating this, Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng said the councillors’ continuous support and cooperation are imperative towards ensuring the success of MBKS in carrying out its functions.

“Besides being answerable to the State government, they (councillors) are also accountable to the residents of Kuching South. They have the duty to ensure that the high expectations imposed on us by both our main stakeholders, namely the State government, and the people, are adequately met.

“Especially so during these trying times when everyone is facing an unprecedented crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, both the public and the State government are relying on local councils to execute our responsibilities to perfection and beyond expectations, to ensure that citizens are well protected, and the government’s interest guarded,” he said in a statement today.

MBKS councillors are being reappointed for another term effective July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

At the same time, Wee extended his sincerest welcome to his deputy mayor Hilmy Othman and all the councillors who will be joining the MBKS family for another one-year term.

Their service had been extended from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 and a virtual swearing in ceremony was held this morning.

“Through passionate participation in meetings, planning sessions, executions and coordination events, the Council as a whole remained highly relevant today.

“In executing our duties, disagreements are respected, heated deliberations are welcome and constructive criticisms are accepted with open heart. Whatever we do, or plan to do, we do so with the best interest of the community in our mind,” he added. — DayakDaily