MBKS mayor: Federal Housing Ministry’s call for transparency in projects resonates with council’s commitment

Wee (second right) speaking to reporters during the Kuching’s Got Talent 2024 press conference at the MBKS Council Chamber in Kuching on May 21, 2024.

By Ashley Sim

KUCHING, May 21: Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng highlighted the council’s commitment to transparency and accountability in its operations, particularly during the tender board and finance meetings.

Wee emphasised that these procedures are meticulously followed to ensure fairness and openness.

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The mayor also cited the Kuching Festival Food Fair (KFFF) stall selection as an example of the council’s transparency practices, which included public participation in the selection process.

“We have been practising transparency, and thus far, I believe our council’s performance has consistently maintained a five-star rating,” he told reporters during the Kuching’s Got Talent 2024 press conference held today at the MBKS Council Chamber here.

Wee’s remarks echoed the call from the Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) for all agencies under its purview, particularly local authorities, to execute projects with allocated funds meticulously and transparently, adhering strictly to established standards.

Several news outlets reported on May 18 that KPKT minister Nga Kor Ming stated that the call was made because each state, through its local authorities, received a significant allocation from the ministry to implement projects that play critical roles in developing communities in their areas.

The mayor further cautioned against misinformation and urged responsible communication among public representatives.

“It is your duty to ensure what you say is the truth, and not to mislead the people,” he emphasised.

Additionally, Wee called for unity and teamwork to address ongoing challenges in Kuching. — DayakDaily

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