Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Nik Aziz & Guan Eng sworn in...

Pasir Panjang assemblyman from PAS, Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin, has been appointed as Perak Mentri Besar. Mohammad Nizar is the state PAS secretary.

Perak DAP chief Ngeh Koo Ham, who is the assemblyman for Setiawan, will be one of two Deputy Mentris Besar for the state. The second Deputy Mentri Besar has yet to be named.

PAS spiritual leader Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat received his letter of appointment as the Menteri Besar from the Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Ismail Petra at Istana Neger, Kota Bahru Kelantani.

Nik Aziz, 77, will serve a fifth term as the Kelantan Menteri Besar having first assumed the post when PAS led the state government in 1990.

In the general election on March 8, PAS retained power in Kelantan for the fifth consecutive term after the party, together with Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) won 39 of the 45 State Legislative Assembly seats. Click here to continue.

In Penang, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng was sworn as Chief Minister of the state.

Guan Eng, who won in the Air Putih state and Bagan parliamentary seats, took his oath of office and oath of secrecy before Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas in Sri Mutiara at 10.05am.

Present was Guan Eng’s wife Betty Chew and his Opposition-icon father Kit Siang and wife Leong Yok Chee.

Displaying a high level of gentleman was outgoing CM Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon and wife Puan Sri Chui Kah Peng who were present to witness the ceremony. Click here to continue.

Read Transparent Penang: here

Pix 1 courtesy of the Star: Datuk Nik Aziz taking his oath as Menteri Besar of Kelantan
Pix 2 courtesy of the Sun: Penang Former Penang Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon congratulating Lim Guan Eng (left) as new Penang Chief Minister after he was sworn in at Seri Mutiara

1 comment:

Hi&Lo said...

Kak Ton,

I'll be happy if PAS adun included in state exco lineup. Tho PAS and DAP differ in ideology, DAP could have gained tremendous mileage.

However DAP's fear of backlash from its supporters is understandable. On the other hand it must lead to embrace diversity.

To truly embrace diversity, one must make conscious effort to reach out and understand the others with totally different outlook with the overridding shared vision for the greater good of the greatest number.

I read in Poynter how American press go abt in representing diversity. It's not for the sake of diversity or for window dressing.

Meritocracy is not compromised. If 2 competiting candidates are of equal standing in qualifications and standing, the weightage is given to the minority.