Selangor sees minor reshuffle in lineup

Tanjong Sepat assemblyman Borhan Aman Shah (left) and Sungai Kandis assemblyman Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni were appointed state excos on Sept 17. (Bernama pic)

SHAH ALAM: The Selangor government has reshuffled some of its executive council portfolios, including those involving Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

Amirudin said the minor reshuffle took effect immediately following the appointment on Sept 17 of two new state executive councillors, namely Tanjong Sepat assemblyman Borhan Aman Shah and Sungai Kandis assemblyman Mohd Zawawi Ahmad Mughni.

Apart from that, he said five new portfolios were introduced in line with the current needs of the state government, namely culture innovation and Smart Selangor; disaster management; employee empowerment; unity; and halal industry.

According to Amirudin, Borhan had been assigned the rural and traditional villages development, Malay customs, culture and heritage portfolio. Zawawi would hold the Islamic affairs, consumer affairs and halal industry portfolio.

“Two existing portfolios have been rebranded, from housing and urban living to housing and urban well-being, while the health portfolio is now known as public health,” he said in a statement today.

The minor reshuffle involved Housing and Urban Well-being and Entrepreneur Development Committee chairman Rodziah Ismail; Tourism, Environment and Green Technology and Orang Asal Affairs Committee chairman Hee Loy Sian; Socio-economic Development, Social Welfare and Employee Empowerment Committee chairman V Ganabatirau; and Public Health, Unity, Women and Family Development Committee chairman Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud.

Amirudin, who is chairing the finance and economy, land and natural resource development as well as strategic communications and education committees, will hold two new portfolios — culture innovation and Smart Selangor as well as disaster management.

He explained that the position of four other state executive councillors have been retained and hoped that the reshuffle would benefit the people of Selangor.