Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Two new faces in Kedah exco reshuffle

Two Kedah executive council (exco) members were today dropped in the first state cabinet reshuffle in a Pakatan Rakyat-held state since March 2008. The two exco members that were dropped are Pantai Merdeka state assemblyperson Abdullah Jusoh (PAS) and Bakar Arang state assemblyperson Tan Wei Shu (PKR).

There were replaced by Ayer Hitam state assemblyperson Abdul Ghani Ahmad (PAS) and Sidam state assemblyperson Tan Show Kang (PKR). Abdullah is not charged with the Science, Innovation and Information Technology portfolio while Wei Shu will hold the Environment, Chinese Affairs and Transport portfolio. The duo were sworn in at the Istana Anak Bukit this morning.

Eight other incumbent exco members had their term extended for another year. It was previously speculated that Wei Shu would be dropped due to poor performance and replaced by the more senior Show Kang.

courtesy of Malaysiakini

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