Friday, October 20, 2006

Certain Criteria

Councillor appointment process may be reviewed - The Star, 20th Oct 2006
  • The Government will take a second look into the process of appointing councillors to avoid instances where more than one member of a family is appointed to a council, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
  • He said this was necessary to avoid accusations that district or municipal councils would only comprise members of a certain family.
  • “We will consider looking into this again. Actually, this situation had never happened before, as appointments are made based on certain criteria,” he said.
  • “It so happens that members of this family met the criteria. We had never expected this scenario (where several members of the same family become members of the same council) to happen,” he told reporters after chairing the Cabinet Committee on Investment at his office yesterday.

What's the criteria for one to be chosen as councillor? "Certain criteria" is the answer, literally means "do not question". Perhaps it is too transparent again that we couldn't see.


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