Leveraging past experience for a greener future


DATUK Seri Sundarajoo Somu has been in office as the state executive councillor for only three months, but Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow is already impressed by his commitment and dedication.


Chow believed that Sundarajoo’s ideas and suggestions to ensure the housing sector progresses towards the right path would only bring sustainable development, especially tagging on existing policies or new ones to create a livable environment for the people of Penang.


Chow also commended Sundarajoo’s past role as an eco-based developer, stating that his experiences are proving beneficial in his current capacity.


Chow greeting an individual at the Open House.


“He (Sundarajoo) is also someone who frequently suggests that the state government capitalises on resources that were readily available for the development of housing in Penang.


“This way, it will also help do justice to our environment because we have someone who was not only a former developer but a developer with an eye for environmental protection,” he said.


Speaking at the Deepavali Open House hosted by the Perai state constituency today, Chow appreciated Sundarajoo’s commitment to fulfilling his election manifesto, making the Kampung Manis redevelopment project a priority to enhance residents’ quality of life.


Three beautiful ladies in their sarees performing the classical dance called ‘Bharatanatyam’.


In Sundarajoo’s speech at the event, he expressed gratitude to the residents in Perai for their votes during the previous state election.


“Let us work together to make Perai a better place for all, and remember, my doors at my service centre and in Komtar will always be open for all of you.


Guests making a beeline to enjoy their food.


“Walk in if you have any concerns to raise, and we can sit and discuss a solution for it,” he said.


The dinner was attended by Bagan MP Lim Guan Eng, Bagan Dalam assemblyman Kumaran Krishnan, Sungai Puyu assemblyman Phee Syn Tze, and Bukit Tengah assemblyman Gooi Hsiao-Leung.


Story by Kevin Vimal

Pix by Ahmad Adil Muhamad

Video by Noor Siti Nabilah Noorazis