ISKANDAR PUTERI: Former Central Johor Baru Municipal Council (MPJBT) president Adib Azhari Daud has been appointed the new Iskandar Puteri City Council (MBIP) mayor.

The 56-year-old was sworn in during a special session at the Johor state assembly on Thursday.

Also present at the event was Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled and Housing and Local Government executive council member Datuk Md Jais Sarday.

Iskandar Puteri was declared the 14th city in Malaysia and the second in the state of Johor.

Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar officiated at the ceremony at Medini Iskandar here on Wednesday (Nov 22).

MBIP, previously known as MPJBT, was started in 2000 after being upgraded from the Johor Baru Central District Council.

Source: The Star Online