Teng Chang Khim will relinquish his post as the state assembly speaker to become an exco in the new administration.
Announcing this in a statement, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said his party has accepted Teng’s request to be switched from the Selangor legislature assembly speaker’s post, which he held before elections, to a state exco.
On the other hand, he said, Ean Yong who was the incumbent exco for New Village Development and Solution for Unlicensed Factories, would be retained as exco for the second term.
Teng and Eng Yong are expected to be named as senior exco members. DAP will be naming its other exco members soon although there is talk that there is a struggle between Pakatan Rakyat partners – DAP, PAS and PKR – for the speaker’s post.
Pakatan has retained power in Selangor with a greater majority in the recently concluded general election. DAP and PAS obtained 15 seats each out of 56 seats, while PKR bagged 14.
Incumbent Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim was sworn in for another term on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Lim said DAP would discuss with Pakatan component parties on the remaining exco posts slotted for the party.
DAP held 3 out of the 10 exco posts before elections.
“I have also tasked Selangor DAP chief and MP for Seputeh Teresa Kok, Selangor DAP deputy chairman Tony Pua and Teng to handle discussions on government positions in Selangor on behalf of the party.
“No announcements will be made until the discussions are finalised,” he said.