World Mayor 20/21

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Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan, Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, since 2018
NOMINATIONS 20/21
Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan, Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


The 20/21 World Mayor Prize and Commendations will be conferred on mayors who have shown leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic and who now believe cities need to become more resilient economically, structurally, socially and environmentally. In fact: Stronger | Fairer | Greener. The organisers of World Mayor are looking for mayors who have shown exceptional management skills but also, and more importantly, acted at all times with compassion towards those most affected by Covid-19. Cities need to become more resilient - economically, structurally, socially and environmentally. Mayors with leadership skills, imagination and determination will be needed. Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan, Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has been longlisted for the 20/21 World Mayor Prize. You may wish to support him further.

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Nominations for
Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan
Mayor of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

Nominated by Mohamad Y bin J., Kuala Lumpur:

Mayor Dahlan’s vision is very clear of which he always mention whatever we do is for the People of Kuala Lumpur . No matter how his vision motto Œ City for All‚ has become an inspiring tool for all Kuala Lumpur City Hall staff with the support of NGOs, private entities, people of Kuala Lumpur together we thrieve toward making Kuala Lumpur the best living city in this region with its own unique characteristic. Kuala Lumpur has three biggest race comprise of Malay, Chinese and Indian. Its not easy to satisfy all races need but his mission and vision is very clear to make Kuala Lumpur City for All. We support him to be chosen as Best Mayor of 20/21. Thank You
Challenges: Cleaner city continuous campaign effort by all starting with the authority then strong support by private sector, Ngos and public communities will finally enhance the quality of life...City for All. We must support C40 agenda towards making our living place is the safest and best place to live. We must support any effort to make our city greenier so that everybody could enjoy quality of life living in this world. Thank You


Nominated by Theresa R T., Kuala Lumpur:
Mayor Nor Hisham has served as President of Municipal Councils before becoming Mayor.
1. He has inherited several challenges from previous administration ... he has taken things in his stride to iron out matters
2. He has honoured his commitments to the people in ensuring interventions are effected ... more so with invasion of the CoronaVirus crisis and the effect on the economy etc
3. He continuously engages with the respective Communities in the locality to listen to what needs to be attended to. He walks the talk.
4. He exercises caution on over-development ... advocating sustainable and balanced development
5. He takes the "bull by the horn" ... taking responsibility accordingly ... not pointing the finger elsewhere
6. He fixes the problem, not fixing a blame for the problem.
7. Kuala Lumpur being a totally diversed city from all aspects with multi cultures, multi ethnicity etc ... Mayor Nor Hisham strives to make it safe for diversity to flourish.   
Challenges: In order to effect Stronger, Fairer, Greener cities ...
1. A mechanism for a common understanding of all sectors needs to be put in place  
2. The City Development Plan needs to be spelt out with clarity providing the indicators for Stronger, Fairer, Greener cities.  Multi-Stakeholder Dialogues must be convened when the City Development Plan is in its Draft form ... to engage the views, feedback, concerns, etc from the respective sectors.  It is like having a Visioning Exercise for the City and all sectors are invited to provide input. It is tedious ... yet the buy-in is critical for effective implementation.
3. Key Performance indicators and Key Result Areas with realistic measurement tools need to be introduced
4. The Role and Responsibility of each Sector needs to be identified, amplified and disseminated ... this is to ensure that every sector takes responsibility for the implementation for Stronger, Fairer, Greener cities
5. Integrated and seamless policies, systems, procedures supporting the other will need to be "institutionalised" ... whether through legislation or any other Instrument. We have to move away from the "silo mentality".
6. Besides a penalty system of levying fines for non-compliance of Stronger. Fairer, Greener Cities ... a reward system should also be in place to recognise and appreciate the various Initiatives and Behaviours that support Stronger, Fairer, Greener Cities.
7. Advocating and ensuring governance, transparency and accountability of the various Agencies to enforce Stronger, Fairer, Greener Cities ... through an Integrity Instrument
8. The Formation of an Independent Review Committee comprising of Tri-Sector Representation to monitor and review on a three-month basis the implementation of Stronger, Fairer, Greener cities


Nominated by Shahzairedzuan, Kuala Lumpur:
His leadership while facing the out break of covid 19 is far beyond my expectations. He his able to show a great courage in commanding others govt agency hold hand to hand contributing solution and ideas to overcome the virus. Yet he also contributes to assist those who are needed such as homeless person.


Nominated by Mohama Y bin J.,
Mayor Dahlan’s vision is very clear of which he always mention whatever we do is for the People of Kuala Lumpur . No matter how his vision motto City for All‚  has become an inspiring tool for all Kuala Lumpur City Hall staff with the support of NGOs, private entities, people of Kuala Lumpur together we thrive toward making Kuala Lumpur the best living city in this region with its own unique characteristic. Kuala Lumpur has three biggest race comprise of Malay, Chinese and Indian. Its not easy to satisfy all races need but his mission and vision is very clear to make Kuala Lumpur City for All. We support him to be chosen as Best Mayor of 20/21. Thank You
Challenges:  Cleaner city continuous campaign effort by all starting with the authority then strong support by private sector, Ngos and public communities will finally enhance the quality of life...City for All. We must support C40 agenda  towards making our living place is the safest and best place to live. We must support any effort to make our city greenier so that everybody could enjoy quality of life living in this world. Thank You


Nominated by Rabithah b Z., Kuala Lumpur:
Since the pandemic Covid19 across the globe, Mayor Nor Hisham A Dahlan has done a remarkable job to round up the homeless loitering around the city of Kuala Lumpur and placed them at several City Hall premises to avoid clustering and to curb the virus C19 across Kuala Lumpur city. Working closely with various agencies, Mayor Nor Hisham has also provided working opportunities for the homeless who are in need of a job befitting their capabilities and skills. Mayor Nor Hisham’s vision and mission are commendable and should be awarded for the 20/21 World Mayor prize.


Nominated by Sity J., Kuala Lumpur:
This mayor has helped many people in the city of Kuala Lumpur. During the covid-19, he has play his important role in ensuring that the people especially in Kuala Lumpur is protected from the virus. He provides a place for homeless persons so that they will not expose to covid-19 virus. He also provides them basic necessities such as foods for them to stay strong and healthy during this pandemic covid-19. Besides that, he also provides jobs for homeless person so that they can earn money for themselves. He involves with the people and he always participate with people of Kuala Lumpur so that he can improve the quality life of the people in the city.


Nominated by Nor M J.,
Idea yang bernas dan tokoh kepimpinan beliau memimpin dan mengendali krisis covid 19 secara tenang dan rasional memang tidak dapat disangkal. Pelbagai inisiatif dilaksanakan untuk meringankan beban wargakota menerusi Inisiatif Wilayah Cakna amat berkesan dan dihargai.


Nominated by QFour, Kuala Lumpur:
Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan has grew up in the very city where he would become Mayor. Like a real life fairy tale, only this is more plausible and inspiring. So watching him taking care of his lovable city against the Corona Pandemic has highlighted his capabilities as a true genuine leader. Not only he demonstrated the aspect of empathy, which could be seen when he had provided shelters for the homeless, but he also proved with his firm stand in doing the right thing for the citizens of Kuala Lumpur; he joined forces with the medical team, armed forces and many more to create a dynamic atmosphere that united all races to take care of each other. Somehow, we can only see the actions of a true leader in the midst of crisis, and Nor Hisham really did that.


Nominated by Shahnas M Y, Kuala Lumpur:
Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Nor Hisham is the best choice for 20/21 World Mayor Prize because he very profesional ,knowledgeable and good in leadership. He took responsibility to lead covid19 pendemic program, taking into account the health and safety of city dwellers with a supply of basic goods and safety equipment.
Challenges: More campaign program on greener city


Nominated by M. A., Malaysia:
The Mayor of Kuala Lumpur has been a dedicated civil servant throughout his long over 35-year career in public service and to my knowledge has always put public interests foremost above narrow parochial interests.
It is a difficult job being a mayor in a Third World country but to my knowledge he has tried hard to balance the various interest groups to achieve practicable results to make Kuala Lumpur a livable green and fairer city for its citizens. His leadership during this health crisis has been `stabilizing.' We know because we are living in 'a suburb' adjacent to Kuala Lumpur and in fact regularly are in Kuala Lumpur for our household needs, shopping and to visit friends. We often read about the mayor and his work in the local media, almost daily.
Challenges: Although we must respect the wisdom of the elderly citizens, I believe that the future is in the hands of the young people - from primary school sge onwards. Any endeavour to make stronger, fairer and greener cities must include the young people because they will be the decision makers of the future. We must also not forget that respect for Nature with its primary setting in rural or forested areas is important, lest we think that the greener endeavour thinking starts and ends in the urban city setting.


Nominated by Marlia, Kuala Lumpur:
His been doing a good job during the pandemic COVID-19. He takecare for the whole homeless in Kuala Lumpur and protect them from it. He help all the taskforce team and provide them all they needed.


Nominated by Norfairina, Kuala Lumpur:
Kuala Lumpur Mayor had given his full support by ensuring shelter is being provided to the homeless people including during the pandemic. Plus, he is one of the best mayor that make the employees welfare as his priority, despite of his others responsibility. During his tenureship, lots of improvement that we can see in Kuala Lumpur. In the matters of the pandemic, the KL Mayor had become the frontliner together with the support of the manpower of Kuala Lumpur City Hall. He visit the centre everyday that had been provided to quarantine the suspected of pandemic. Ensuring all the manpowers are ready mental and physical.
Challenges: Despite of the great leadership, a full support from the citizen is crucial. The support should be in term of great ideas and the world class mentality of thebcitizen so that we can unite to make our city stronger, fairer and greener.


Nominated by Zulyazri bin I., Kuala Lumpur:
Taking immediate action during the crisis to ensure safety and health of the public are the top priority. The Mayor mobilised the city hall's assets to carry out disinfection process such as halls, mosque and public places. Apart from that exemption of public housing rental is given during the movement control order period and also money contribution to the licensed small traders affected by MCO. Homeless community also been assisted by putting them in the shelter during the pandemic outbreak.
Challenges: To actively plannning and implementing the steps that will operationalise the concept of city for all without discrimination to produce safe, healthy, accessible, affordable, resilient and sustainable city and human settlements to foster prosperity and quality life for all.


Nominated by M Ali, Kuala Lumpur:
Basically, Mayor Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan has taken positive steps to act promptly during the Covid-19 Pandemic. He has strived to improve the living condition but for the suspected political interference / influence. In my opinion, he deserves recognition to be judged favourably.
Challenges: Along with concerned group of friends under an informal umbrella „Save Kuala Lumpur‰, we have been advocating for the preservation of „green lungs‰ specifically for use by the citizens of Kuala Lumpur. In addition, we have been pushing, not only, for preservation but protection of the „greenery and open spaces‰ as heritage sites. Once protected as heritage sites, manipulations to develop such spaces will be prohibited.


Nominated by Ariza, Kuala Lumpur:
He is consistent n fully committed in combating Covid19. Everyday without failed, he came to the Covid Mgt Committe meeting (consists of different agencies and departments) and gave us wayfoward on how to manage this pandemic in order to ensure our city is safer.
Challenges: During Control Movement Order, we can see how the river became clearer, people appreciate more on nature, and they obey the new norms. It is good if the city can get full support from the citizen on how to manage our city. I would suggest that business operation would open alternately Hence the city will be less busier.


Nominated by Mohd F., Kuala Lumpur:
Beliau amat berdedikasi dan berintergiti dalam melaksanakan tugas mentadbir urus bandaraya kuala lumpur


Nominated by M A., Kuala Lumpur:
Basically, Mayor Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan has taken positive steps to act promptly during the C-19 Pandemic. He has strived to improve the living condition but for the suspected political interference / influence. In my opinion, he deserves recognition to be judged favourably.
Challenges: Along with concerned group of friends under an informal umbrella ‘Save Kuala Lumpur’, we have been advocating for the preservation of „green lungs‰ specifically for use by the citizens of Kuala Lumpur. In addition, we have been pushing, not only, for preservation but protection of the „greenery and open spaces‰ as heritage sites. Once protected as heritage sites, manipulations to develop such spaces will be prohibited.


Nominated by Yap K W., Kuala Lumpur:
He is a friendly, approachable, great leader. He is not only fairly help all races hawkers, but also assisting business person by creating the friendly business environment. He is good enforcing law and city planning. The city is much cleaner and road repair at excellent speed. I see no corruption in him. With his leadrship, the pendamic of covid 19 is very much under controlled and organised. He is truely all Kuala Lumpur city boys and girls hero.
Challenges: I wish Kuala Lumpur can have more city parks which it can make the elderly have more space for exercise and relax.


Nominated by Lim E S., Kuala Lumpur:
In my country he has to take on a heavy task. He is brave, he is not afraid, he solves all the people's problems one by one and included Frontline to fight Covid-19. This is him- Mayor Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan。
Challenges: He needs to balance the multiracial culture of our country. Everything needs to be handled in a balanced, fair and calm manner. I suggest that he must put the people first and the government second. This is what I think is his advantage.


Nominated by Mohd Ali bin M I., Kuala Lumpur:
I support the Mayor because of his strong character, well organised and down to earth person. He is jovial and well liked by his peers.


Nominated by Datuk C K L., Kuala Lumpur:
Nor Hisham has an awesome style and fashion of administration of the City of Kuala Lumpur. He is 'hands on' person and gets things done without the need of entourage and publicity. Often, without the need of protocols he 'patrols' and visits the streets, public markets and the likes to seek out solutions for the KLites. He is well respected and is non political to the political happenings though he is conscious of the political atmosphere. I would anytime vote for him.
Challenges: Sustainability environment and green buildings.


Nominated by Azlan Z., Kuala Lumpur:
The Mayor is one of the passion and smart mayor. Using tax payers money to develop a small rooms for the poor and underpaid employers in the city. He's also working almost every days especially during pandemic and relocate the homeless into the community hall.


Nominated by Nurulhalina B J., Kuala Lumpur:
Kuala Lumpur Mayor, Nor Hisham bin Ahmad Dahalan is a caring mayor. A visionary and concerned about development for all city dwellers. His vision is to create kuala lumpur, a city for all and to make sure that no one left behind especially senior citizens, disability and also young people. He is a hard worker and diligently went down to the field to see for himself the problems of the people of Kuala Lumpur. We, the people of Kuala Lumpur, are proud to have a mayor who cares, is responsible and cares for the people.
Challenges: Kuala Lumpur, A City for All


Nominated by N K, Malaysia:
The Mayor of Kuala Lumpur is the leader of today and for the future. He has strong determination on how a city should be. Wise and problem solver. A person who go to the ground and meet the people.
Challenges: Green ambassador in every cities.


Nominated by Shake, Malaysia:
The Mayor of Kuala Lumpur works tirelessly during the Covid-19 day and night. One of his concerns was the health and welfare of the homeless people around the city. He instructed city hall officers to search and bring all homeless people around the city and placed them in several centres for them to stay in during the first wave of Covid-19. They were all screened and tested, and were given enough food (5-6 meals a day including snacks), clothing, and even books to read until it is safe for them to go out. Most of them were later given a job so they have income and can afford to pay at the affordable housing units provided by the city hall for a cheap rental rate of less than US$30 a month. The Mayor even went to meet the homeless people themselves when they were placed at the centres, that shows how caring he is to the people of his city.

He always goes around the city on weekends without his aides, just to see how the city is, how the people are living under his leadership.

He starts his day at 7.30am at his office and would work till late evening. A person of high integrity, he dislikes politics as he is more concerned on doing his job well, without any political influence.

The city is in the process of rejuvenating its waterways and parks, so the people living in the city get to enjoy the greenery with families and friends.


Nominated by Ariza, Kuala Lumpur:
Mayor Dahlan is consistent and fully committed in combating Covid19. Everyday without failed, he came to the Covid Mgt Committe meeting (consists of different agencies and departments) and gave us wayfoward on how to manage this pandemic in order to ensure our city is safer.

Challenges: During Control Movement Order, we can see how the river became clearer, people appreciate more on nature, and they obey the new norms. It is good if the city can get full support from the citizen on how to manage our city. I would suggest that business operation would open alternately Hence the city will be less busier.


Nominated by Mohd S N., Kuala Lumpur:
1) Please do check Malaysia‚s statistic on Covid 19 handling
2) Kuala Lumpur is the heart of Malaysia and please do check the contribution that made from the Kuala Lumpur town-hall where homeless get a place to eat sleep and sheltered from Covid
3) The Blueprint for Kuala Lumpur Greener , maybe on not on his time but in the long term , the pioneers for Kuala Lumpur
4) The unsung Hero in Malaysia , where politician always get the credits for their political mileage,
5) The KL Book City.
Challenges: Paint the town with values images, supply free knowledge for the townsfolk then sure there is no problem on Stronger , Fairer , Greener


Nominated by Tahir A M., Kuala Lumpur:
The River of Life project in the central business district of Kuala Lumpur is best effort to revitalise the CBD. It focussed along the Klang-Gombak River flowing through the city. The linear development concept brings along green walkways free of vehicular interruptions ensuring safe passage for human traffic. And of course the greneries are in abundance along the way.


Nominated by Azizah M S., Kuala Lumpur:
The Mayor has shown strong leadership and clear vision. During pandemic covid-19, his effort and to help people in the kuala lumpur city is very high. He helps homeless people and put the in a centre. He provides foods, medical, clothe, blanket, and find job for the homeless. He also provide training in order to help the homeless find a job after Movement Control Order(MCO)
Kuala Lumpur City hall also play a major role in community development.
Challenges: Protect KL green reserve area. Plan the development. Build resilience community and Enforce the law.


Nominated by Zulfikri A M., Kuala Lumpur:
The Mayor’s commitment is strong and robust to ensure that the city of Kuala Lumpur is well taking care of. He works closely with other agencies such as the Health Ministry and the Police to safeguard the city citizen.
Challenges: The mayor has to work closely and together with the citizen, hand in hand to build better and stronger city.


Nominated by Abdul H A B., Kuala Lumpur:
He is a far-sighted, progressive and fair Mayor


Nominated by Nurzi, Kuala Lumpur:
Very committed with his responsibility during the pandemic covid 19 especially to city of Kuala Lumpur residences and community