Sahruddin congratulates Mazlan over appointment as Johor PPBM chief

Newly-minted Johor PPBM chief Mazlan Bujang (left) says Johor Menteri Besar Dr Sahruddin Jamal has declined his offer to stay on as state PPBM secretary.

JOHOR BAHRU: Johor Menteri Besar Dr Sahruddin Jamal today congratulated newly-minted Johor PPBM chief Mazlan Bujang over his recent appointment.

Sahruddin, the former Johor PPBM secretary, urged the fullest cooperation from all parties now that Mazlan had been given the trust to lead the party in Johor.

“I want to congratulate Mazlan on his appointment.

“The trust has been given, so now let’s band together and work for the people and strengthen the party,” he told reporters after handing out festive aid to 650 recipients from disadvantaged groups here today.

Sahruddin, when asked, did not want to explain his decision to decline reappointment as state party secretary.

“Mazlan chose who he is comfortable working with. Alhamdulillah, now is the time for us to work for the party and the people,” he said.

Mazlan, who officially began his duties as Johor PPBM chief yesterday, announced that he had appointed Ledang division chief Mohd Solihan Badri as the new secretary, in place of Sahruddin.

He also announced the appointment of Larkin state assemblyman Mohd Izhar Ahmad as state party treasurer, Pulai division chief Ya’cob Atan as information chief, Sekijang division chief Uzzair Ismail as media director and the reappointment of Iskandar Puteri Senator division chief Nasir Hashim as state deputy chairman.

According to Mazlan, he had asked Sahruddin to continue holding the post of state party secretary, but Sahruddin had declined the offer, stating he wanted to focus fully on administering the state.