KLANG: Amirudin Shari was today named Selangor’s new menteri besar, replacing Mohamed Azmin Ali who was recently made a minister.
Amirudin, 38, was sworn in as the state’s 16th menteri besar before Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah at the Alam Shah palace this morning.
Also present were Tengku Permaisuri Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin, Raja Muda of Selangor Tengku Amir Shah and Selangor mufti Mohd Tamyes Abdul Wahid.
The Sungai Tua assemblyman was appointed as the youth and sports empowerment, entrepreneurship, rural and traditional villages development committee chairman under Azmin’s administration last month.
It was previously rumoured that the race for the post was between him and Ijok assemblyman Dr Idris Ahmad.
Azmin, who is PKR deputy president, took over the state from Khalid Ibrahim who stepped down after the 2014 menteri besar crisis.
The Gombak MP and state assemblyman for Bukit Antarabangsa was recently made the economic affairs minister in Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s Cabinet.
Amirudin, a social science graduate from Universiti Putra Malaysia, was a student activist and is known for his debating skills.
He grew up in Pontian, Johor, and was the manager of the Selangor Football Association, leading the team to two consecutive Malaysia Cup finals in 2015 and 2016.
He and his wife Masdiana Muhamad have six children.