Wednesday August 1, 2012
Samsudin retires as Putrajaya Corporation chairman after serving for eight years
By THO XIN YI
PAINTING, fishing and travelling are the things that Tan Sri Samsudin Osman plans to do after retiring as Putrajaya Corporation (PPj) chairman.
The 65-year-old said he would most probably embark on Cuti-Cuti Malaysia because he had yet to explore many local destinations.
“There are a lot of things I have postponed, but can finally do now as I have no more excuses.
“I will still serve as the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) chairman but that aside, I want to paint more (watercolour paintings), and go fishing,” he said in an interview on Monday afternoon.
Samsudin, who has served PPj for the last eight years, clocked out for the last time yesterday.
He will be replaced by former Home Ministry secretary-general Tan Sri Aseh Che Mat.
Asked if he had any words of advice for Aseh, Samsudin said he preferred to leave it to the PPj directors to brief Aseh about Putrajaya.
He also said he had no regrets over the planning decisions made during his tenure as PPj chairman.
“I only feel bad about not being able to accommodate every request for meeting or briefing sessions,” he said.
Samsudin singled out Tasik Putrajaya as the pride and joy of Putrajaya, with the water quality was categorised as class one or class two at different areas.
He also spoke fondly of the recreational parks in Putrajaya.
“The quality of life is high in Putrajaya, compared to Kuala Lumpur. The green lungs are nearby.
“However, there is one park that is less frequented by the people, which is the 121ha Taman Rimba Alam. We have valuable trees standing at 9m tall, forming a jungle within the urban setting,” he said.