Penang: Muhd Fairuz, Ramasamy are deputy CMs

March 12, 2008 at 6:53 am | Posted in BERITA | Leave a comment
Beh Lih Yi | Mar 12, 08 10:45am
Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today announced that PKR’s Penanti state assemblyperson Muhammad Fairuz Khairuddin and DAP’s Perai representative P Ramasamy would be made the state’s deputy chief ministers.

Muhammad Fairuz will be the Deputy CM 1 and Ramasamy, the Deputy CM 2.

Lim, who was sworn in yesterday, said the decision to pick the duo was to have a leadership to represent all communities in Penang.

This is the first time an Indian has been awarded such a high post in Malaysia.

The state’s executive council will consist of seven members from DAP and three from PKR.

Meanwhile, both speaker and deputy speaker of the state assembly will be from PKR.

The lone PAS state assemblyperson, who has been left out of the DAP-PKR government, has said he will cooperate with the state government.

The DAP-led opposition made a clean sweep in Penang in the last general election, totally wiping out the BN’s hold in the island state.”



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