Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Hannah Yeoh named Selangor Speaker

Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh(pic) of the DAP was today named Speaker of the Selangor State Assembly, making history as the first woman Speaker in the country.

Her deputy is Seri Setia assemblyman Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad from PKR, when the Selangor Pakatan Rakyat government unveiled its new executive council line-up today.

News portal Malaysiakini reported today that Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim announced the line-up on his Twitter account.

The new exco was sworn in before Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah at Istana Alam Shah here this morning.

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also reported that Khalid in his tweet also included the portfolios that he and the 10 exco members will be holding:

Khalid (Pelabuhan Klang assemblyman, PKR) — finance, land development and natural resources management, state economic action council, publicity, Malay custom committee;

Ahmad Yunus Hairi (Sijangkang, PAS) — youth and sports, infrastructure and public amenities;

Daroyah Alwi (Sementa, PKR)— health, entrepreneur development, science, technology and innovation;

Ean Yong Hian Wah (Sri Kembangan, DAP) — investment, industrialisation and trade, development of new villages and of legalisation of illegal factories;

Halimah Ali (Selat Klang, PAS) — education and higher education, human capital development;

Iskandar Abdul Samad (Cempaka, PAS) — housing, building and urban settler management;

Rodziah Ismail (Batu Tiga, PKR) — welfare, women affairs

Sallehen Mukhyi (Sabak, PAS) — Islamic affairs, agriculture modernisation, rural development;

Teng Chang Khim (Sungai Pinang, DAP) — local government, study and research;

V. Ganapathi Rao (Kota Alam Shah, DAP) — estate workers, poverty, caring government; and

Elizabeth Wong (Bukit Lanjan, PKR) — tourism, consumer affairs, environment.

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