Sunday, April 20, 2008

TENG CHANG KHIM IS SELANGOR STATE SPEAKER WHILE HANIZA TAKHA IS DEPUTY SPEAKER


Teng Chang Khim has been picked as Selangor State Assembly Speaker after much speculation, making him the first non-Malay to hold the said post since he was overlooked in the State's 11 member cabinet recently.


The announcement was made by Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim today. Tan Sri Khalid informed that the Pakatan Rakyat-led government had created history by naming a woman as the Deputy Speaker. Taman Medan State Assemblywoman Haniza Takha was picked for the post. She is a first-time State Assemblyperson and is the Wanita PKR vice-chief and Selangor Wanita PKR chief.