SHAH ALAM, 21 Dec:Datin Paduka Alinah Ahmad’s appointment as the first female Mayor in Malaysia will strengthen Selangor Government’s efforts in empowering women.
Welfare, Women’s Affairs, Science Technology and Innovation Exco, Rodziah Ismail said that the hopes of women in Selangor is enormous to all women who hold key positions in the public sector.
“Her experience and dedication in Selangor’s public service as well as her concern for women’s issues will give impetus to the efforts of women in the state.
“Congratulations and well done on the first time appointment of a woman to hold the top post at the City Local Authority (PBT) level in Selangor and Malaysia,” said Rodziah in a media statement.
On Dec 19, Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim announced the appointment of Alinah, who was the former Executive Director of the Selangor Housing and Property Board (LPHS).
Alinah will assume her duty as the Mayor of Petaling Jaya on January 1, 2013.
She previously served as Deputy Director at the Selangor Land and Mines Office, Kuala Langat Head assistant district officer (ADO), Petaling District Office Enforcement ADO, State Financial Secretariat (SUK) Head Assistant and Implementation and Coordination Unit (ICU) Secretary Head Assistant, Prime Minister’s Department.
Alinah will be replacing Datuk Mohamad Roslan Sakiman who is currently the Deputy State Secretary (Development).
“Hopefully, Datin Paduka Alinah Ahmad will continuously be successful and improve the quality of life for people in Selangor, especially for women,” said Rodziah.