KUALA LUMPUR: Former Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) president Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan was appointed the new mayor of Kuala Lumpur for a two-year term effective yesterday.
He takes over from Amin Nordin Abd Aziz whose service ended on Sept 30.
The announcement was made by Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad during the handing over of the mayor’s duties here.
Nor Hisham, 62, retired in May last year after serving with MPSJ since 2014 on a two-year contract which was extended by another year due to his excellent performance.
For the past 37 years, he has served in various government agencies at the federal and state levels including the Gombak District Land Office, the Economic Planning Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department, the Federal Territories ministry and the Selangor State Secretary’s Office.
Khalid said he was confident that Nor Hisham would be capable of taking charge of City Hall (DBKL).
“With his outstanding service record, he will be able to raise Kuala Lumpur’s status in line with DBKL’s vision to transform the capital into a world-class city by 2020,” Khalid said.
Nor Hisham said as the mayor, he was open to suggestions and criticisms.
“Issues related to the city, such as the homeless and foreigners at the Selayang wholesale market, can be handled with the help of the related local authorities,” he added.