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New DBKL board members to be finalised this month, says FT minister

Khalid Samad

KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 7): With all the Barisan Nasional appointed members on the City Hall (DBKL) advisory board resigning their posts last month, Federal Territory minister Khalid Abdul Samad (pictured) can soon finalise the new members.

Khalid has already received nominations and will soon come up with the final list.

“I should be able to finalise it before the end of the parliamentary session, hopefully before the middle of this month,” The Malaysian Insight news portal reported Khalid telling the media here today after a visit to a cement mixer plant in Jalan Chan Sow Lin.

“I will come up with the final list and get endorsement from our leadership. We want to make sure everyone is happy with the line-up.

“The names I have in mind are all professionals, people who are involved in town planning, architects, engineers, businessmen, who are in KL,” the news portal reported him saying.

Khalid also explained that the potential members are not political appointees.

The FT minister last month warned that: "If the present politically appointed members do not step down, I will ask the mayor not to use the present advisory board.

"We will form our own committee comprising selected MPs that would replace the role of the advisory board." 

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