The Major of Petaling Jaya (PJ) City Council is one lucky fellow as he got to have his own official resident. And the council has allocated RM0.9 million to rebuilt the Mayor official resident. Look like the PJ Mayor social status is second to the state Chief Minister or Menteri Besar.
Instead of using the RM0.9 million, wouldn't it make more sense if the council just buy at new house. Sell the old land and buy new house and the council may probably make profit. That would relief the financial burden to the council coffer.
In addition, PJ Mayor is probably the only Mayor in Malaysia to have his own official resident as other cities Mayor has no such privilege.
RM900,000 for PJ mayor’s house
A TOTAL of RM900,000 has been allocated for building the official residence of the Petaling Jaya mayor in the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) 2009 budget.
The figure raised a few eyebrows during last month’s budget briefing with representatives from residents’ associations (RA) and Rukun Tetangga (RT) because RM871,900 was budgeted for the same purpose in 2008.
According to MBPJ public relations director Haniza Abdul Hamid, the budget for last year was not used because of amendments to the building plans.
“The house is the official quarters for the mayor. We had to tear down the existing house because of bad termite problems,” Haniza said.
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