The Selangor government has appointed 45 people, including a woman, as community leaders to represent the Indian community in the state.
Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said they were interviewed and selected from 93 shortlisted candidates for absorption into the Village Development and Security Committee.
"Their appointments were approved at the state executive council meeting today and they need to undergo several training sessions as preparations to discharge their entrusted duties," he told reporters after chairing the meeting in Shah Alam today.
Abdul Khalid said, each of them would also receive monthly allowance of RM300.
"We want these community leaders to play the role of mediator between the government and the people to tackle issues and problems involving the Indian community," he added. (Bernama)