Maimunah is new MPSP chief


The head of both the municipal councils in Penang are now women with the appointment of urban planner Maimunah Mohd Shariff as the new president of the Seberang Perai Municipal Council.

Today happens to be International Women’s Day. So this is good news to mark this day.

Butterworth and BM and other parts of the mainland really need someone to look carefully at urban planning. I hope the MPSP will do something about the entire beach-front of Butterworth (particularly the mess along the ironically named Pantai Bersih), the poor condition of drainage, and the lack of green spaces for recreation.

This report from theSun:

By: Himanshu Bhatt (Thu, 03 Mar 2011)

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SEBERANG PERAI (March 3, 2011): Penang has appointed urban planner Maimunah Mohd Shariff (pix) as head of the Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP), the second local council in the state to be headed by a professional woman.

In March last year, architect Patahiyah Ismail was sworn in as president of the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP).

In making the announcement, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said this was the first time the MPSP – touted the largest municipal council in the world in terms of land size (490 sqkm) – was being headed by a woman.

“I want to stress that Maimunah was appointed not because she is a woman, but because of her capability and credentials,” he said during a site visit to Sungai Rambai in Bukit Mertajam today.

Maimunah, 50, was awarded “Outstanding Planner” by the Malaysian Institute of Planners in 2005.

She is currently general manager of George Town World Heritage Incorporated, and previously served as director of MPPP’s Planning and Development Department.

She was involved in the preparation of the state’s Structure Plan 2005 and oversaw the urban renewal planning of George Town.

Maimunah is scheduled to report for work on March 16 to replace Mokhtar Jait who has been promoted to state finance officer (SFO).

The current SFO, Datuk Farizan Darus, will take over as Penang state secretary from Datuk Zainal Rahim Seman who has been appointed secretary-general of the Human Resources Ministry…

What do you think are the priority areas on the mainland that the MSPS needs to should look into?

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9 Mar 2011 5.43pm

Good luck to Pakatan Rakyat. PR is the next goverment of Malaysia.

8 Mar 2011 9.17pm

Hope this lady will turn the mainland side of Penang into a more liveable area such that the pressure on the property price in Penang island can be released a bit?!

At the moment the Seberang Prai area is too dull to stay, no good parks, no clean beachfront, not even a presentable shopping mall.

Nothing to match the island side except the higher crime rate over in mainland! It is more like comparison between Singapore and JB now.

Gerakan K
Gerakan K
8 Mar 2011 9.36pm
Reply to  Sunflower11

Or hor,

you are in deep trouble because you have insulted DAP administration by saying crime rate in SP = JB

You must not criticize even that is the truth. I expect tons of DAP supporters will vote down your comment.

That is why ‘vote and hide comments system’ is so good at protecting DAP in this blog.

I expect true lies about BN will be voted up by thousands of zombies. Just like MT Today.

8 Mar 2011 7.53pm

I agree (shudders, eyes nearby bathroom) with Gerakan K – please don’t hide his mostly awful comments, or those of equally reprehensible individuals. By all means record the meaningless likes and dislikes, but please stick to your current scheme of censoring only according to your guidelines.

Gerakan K
Gerakan K
8 Mar 2011 9.18pm
Reply to  Anil Netto

Hello Anil, it is not fair.

Let us have the option to vote your comments down too. I too have to tolerate the *pain* caused by your comments.

Gerakan K
Gerakan K
8 Mar 2011 6.16pm

Too bad !!!

My comment hidden due to thumbed down by others or Anil himself ???

I treat this as Anilnetto desperate attempt to suppress views from BN supporters.

Too bad. Anil bullied BN supporters !!!

Even Malaysia-Today don’t hide comments with negative score. the PR pr tool !!!

8 Mar 2011 5.30pm

Another move by PR and DAP that recognize women rights and their ability.

Gerakan K
Gerakan K
8 Mar 2011 1.10pm

Anil statement: What do you think are the priority areas on the mainland that the MSPS needs to should look into? In line with Pakatan Rakyat policy that introduce the ban of lottery in Kelantan, I as one of the tax payer urge the chief of MPSP to implement the lottery ban as well. We the Penangites will support your move. Please ban the sale of lottery in Penang. Hidup DAP, PKR, PAS and Pakatan Rakyat !!! Reject BN that offer us lottery, 4D, jackpot, casino and alcoholic drinks !!! Lottery, 4D, jackpot, casino and alcoholic drinks are HARAM… in… Read more »

8 Mar 2011 4.08pm
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8 Mar 2011 5.28pm
Reply to  Gerakan K

I am quite a gambler myself. Every week I do gamble quite a substantial amount at the 4digit especially the last few weeks before and after the CNY. But I see no fuss at all with PAS banning lottery or 4digits in Kelantan. In fact banning is a good move. The 4 digits should go back as before when it was drawn only on Sat & Sun. Now its 3 times per week and also with more and more special draw. We do not have to ban lottery or 4digit but if is ban we should have no objection or… Read more »

8 Mar 2011 5.43pm
Reply to  Gerakan K

Again we do not have to act as hypocrite like Gerakan K, UMNO, MCA or Gerakan (supporters) who are feeding this site with half truth and true lies. Hsu Har Ren was right. It is UMNO that is controlling and domineering MIC, MCA and Gerakan. But what can we expect of them or Gerakan K. … I could tell you I am proud as a Chinese and also as a Malaysian. I would place my Chinese first just as Muyiddin place himself as a Malay first. But I would never be a WANNABE … I do not need all those… Read more »