KLANG, 30 May: The Description Portfolio has been created to ensure that the people of Selangor always receive clear and accurate information about all programmes planned by the State Government through media dissemination.
According to Chief Minister, Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim, this move took lessons from the administration of the first term. Although there are many programmes running such as the Localising the State Economy (MES – Merakyatkan Ekonomi Selangor) Agenda, it did not holistically reach the people.
“Therefore, one of the tasks of this portfolio is to provide more accurate and descriptions directly to the people.
“We will discuss this so that any information and communication to the people can be carried out through various efforts such as dissemination through TVSelangor, radio and all media,” he said in a press conference after the swearing in ceremony of the State Government Executive Council at the Alam Shah Palace here today.
Abdul Khalid said that the State Government is committed to continue the MES agenda in this new term where the wealth of the state will be distributed to the people.
According to him, he and the newly appointed Exco lineup will receive all advice from DYMM the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and they will ensure the continuity of a clean and transparent administration as shown by the State Government over the past five years.
“As for my newly elected friends, I am certain that the will give their highest commitment towards the job entrusted to them in order to continue the Selangor Government;s excellence,” he said.
The new faces appointed are; the Sabak Assemblyman, Sallehen Mukhyi as the Exco for Islamic Affairs, Agricultural Modernisation and Rural Development; Kota Alam Shah Assemblyman, V Ganapathi Rao (Plantation Workers, Poverty and Caring Government ), and the Sementa Assemblyman, Dr Daroyah Alwi (Health, Entrepreneur Development and Science, Technology and Innovation).
The Selangor State Assembly (DNS) Speaker position is currently held by the Subang Jaya Assemblywoman, Hannah Yeoh Tseow Suan and for the position of DNS Deputy Speaker, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad has been elected.
Former DNS Speaker, Datuk Teng Chang Kim who is also the Sungai Pinang Assemblyman has been elected as the Exco for Local Government, Research and Development.
In addition, the Chief Minister is also holding the portfolio for Finance, Land Development and Natural Resources Management (Whitening Illegal Factories), State Economic Action Council Member (Investment, Rural Development and Tourism) and well as the Malay Customs Committee Member.