PETALING JAYA: Halimey Abu Bakar has pledged to form a “people’s counselling club” to address mental health issues faced by residents here.
The Pakatan Harapan candidate for the Seri Setia state seat by-election said the club is part of his plans to improve the quality of life for those in the B40 group here, especially those living in people’s housing projects.
“The ‘Kelab Kaunseling Rakyat’ can be implemented to help those with psychological and emotional issues,” Halimey said when met at PH’s operations centre today.
Halimey also said that ensuring the wellbeing of urban folks would extend to youth from B40 households, who could be kept abreast of opportunities for furthering their education.
He said several programmes mooted by the Selangor government will be activated as part of the initiative to improve residents’ quality of life, and they include the People’s Tuition Programme, the Selangor Human Capital Development Module and the Selangor Local Youth Stimulus.
“We will not deprive the young from education opportunities. Regardless of race, they will not be left out,” Halimey said.
He also pledged to reactivate “Kelab Rukun Tetangga” in order to help boost safety in people’s housing projects in line with the locals’ wish to address potential criminal activities.
Halimey also said he will propose that the local government install closed-circuit television cameras (CCTVs) in several areas.
“We need a proactive measure in improving safety for residents. For instance, (CCTVs) can help identify vandals who are responsible for damaging lifts and water pumps in flats,” he added. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd