Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Amanah given eight local council seats in Selangor

Eight local council seats have been allocated to Parti Amanah Negara Selangor (Amanah) under the new Selangor state councillor’s list.

Local Government, New Village Development and Legalising of Factories committee chairman Ean Yong Hian Wah said PAS, DAP and PKR had agreed on the quota during the executive state councillors meeting chaired by Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali earlier on Wednesday.

He however declined to reveal which party had given up their seats.

“I do not think it is important who gave up their seats because the seats are allocated by the state government,” he added.

The eight seats have been allocated for a two-year term that begins on January 15, 2016 and ends on Dec 31, 2017.

Their seats have been allocated for the Sepang, Kuala Langat, Sabak Bernam, Kuala Selangor and Hulu Selangor municipal and district councils.

Amanah had initially requested for a minimum of two seats per council and had submitted 34 names.

The councillors’ term ended on Dec 31, 2015 and speculation was rife that the list would be delayed following internal tussle between parties for Amanah seat allocations.

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