MPSJ president moves to federal post

Adnan, the outgoing MPSJ president

The Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) president, Adnan Mohd Ikhsan, will be leaving for a posting in the federal government effective next week, a local councillor told Komunitikini today.

Adnan bade farewell to his staff in a meeting at 3pm yesterday, which was virtually the last working day in office.

Komunitikini understands that Adnan has been appointed as deputy-secretary in the Federal Territory Ministry.

During his tenure helming the MPSJ, the council emerged as one of the most profitable in Selangor. It also bagged home the Selangor Menteri Besar Innovation Award and emerged top in the Clean Zone competition last year.

Adnan became noted for his down-to-earth demeanour and capable leadership, and he led many enforcement operations even though they were conducted in wee hours.

However, critics cite his arbitrary decision to call a meeting last year to reverse the revocation order on a development project in USJ6. A group of 11 councillors had later signed a petition to demand the state government take action against him over the issue.

The MPSJ was recently embroiled in a national controversy caused by its banning of Muslims from working in places that serve alcohol. This ban was included as a condition for the granting of a business licence.

Adnan became the forth council president after the Subang Jaya municipality was enlarged to include Puchong and Serdang in 1997.