Saturday, 1 February 2014

The First Mayor of Shah Alam in Selangor

Shah Alam was granted city status on 10 October 2000 with Dato' Haji Abu Sujak bin Haji Mahmud as the first mayor. He recently served as deputy Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) of Selangor. Abu Sujak declared the vision of making Shah Alam a modern city with a unique identity of "Bandaraya Melayu" or Malay City, showcasing the achievements of the Malays in all sectors. In line with this identity, Shah Alam was declared the first city in the world with no entertainment outlets to avoid any vice activities. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shah_Alam

Shah Alam was previously known as Sungai Renggam. Sultan Salahuddin bin Abdul Aziz Shah, then Sultan of Selangor, named it after his late father Sultan Alam Shah. Shah Alam was opened in 1963 with the purpose of making it the administrative centre of Selangor. It was proclaimed the capital of Selangor on 7 December 1978. Shah Alam was granted city status on 10 October 2000, with Datuk Abu Sujak bin Mahmud as the first mayor. Abu Sujak declared the vision of making Shah Alam a modern city with a unique identity of "Bandaraya Melayu" or Malay City, and in line with this vision, it was declared the first city in the world without entertainment outlets -- however, this is no longer true. NST 12 Sept 1989 and http://www.nst.com.my/opinion/columnist/shah-alam-used-to-be-a-place-to-call-home-1.203830

Shah Alam was once known as Sungai Renggam and was noted for its rubber and oil palm estates. Later, the same area was identified as Batu Tiga prior to Malaysian independence, and has been a centre of  rubber and palm oil trade for centuries. Its current name was chosen by the then state Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, after his late father  Sultan Alam Shah. Many other monuments, buildings and even a street are named after the late Sultan. Shah Alam was granted city status on 10 October 2000 with Dato' Haji Abu Sujak Haji Mahmud as the first mayor. https://www.academia.edu/5533823/Green_Infrastructure_as_Medium_To_Enhance_Livable_Cities_in_Shah_Alam_Selangor#

Datuk Haji Abu Sujak was the Deputy Menteri Besar from 1986 to 1994.

He was the Deputy MB AFTER Tan Sri Muhammad Taib's case in Australia went public. He was not the Acting MB during the case; the late Dato' Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad was the Acting MB then.
From Ayah Wan Merican Noordin in Facebook (21 May 2014): Datuk was the deputy MB from 1986 until 1994. He was never the acting MB of Selangor.

Datuk Haji Abu Sujak bin Haji Mahmud is married to Datin Hajjah Wan Norseha bt Wan Noordin. The couple has 8 children. Their daughter Dina Sujak is in Facebook.

From Ayah Wan Merican Noordin in Facebook (May 2014): Datuk Sujak tak menjadi Pemangku Menteri Besar Selangor semasa kes Tan Sri Muhammad Taib (bukan Taib Mahmud) di Australia. Yang menjadi pemangku semasa itu adalah arwah Dato' Dr. Zainal Abidin Ahmad. Panggilan saya ialah Ayah Wan Merican Noordin bukan Ayah Wan Nordin Merican. Kakak saya adalah Datin Hajjah Wan Norseha binti Wan Noordin, bukan Norsiha...

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