By Norrasyidah Arshad
SHAH ALAM, July 2 — The appointment for the two vacant state executive councillor posts will be filled up by the end of the month, before the Hari Raya Aidiladha celebrations, says the Selangor Menteri Besar.
The two positions involve the Culture, Tourism, Malay Customs and Heritage portfolio as well as Housing and Urban Living.
Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said though he had yesterday received the expulsion letter of Lembah Jaya assemblyman Haniza Talha from the PKR component party, he said Haniza will continue on with her duties during the transition period as it is an important portfolio.
“We will take several follow-up actions. Yesterday I had allowed (Haniza) to join the state executive councillor meeting, and this matter will be resolved in the best manner possible.
“I have met with her. We are now arranging the removal (from the post) but the portfolio is critical… it involves development, therefore (a smooth) transition is important.
“Discussion on the new appointment will be done at a suitable time. The posts will be filled up before Hari Raya Aidiladha,” said Amirudin after the ‘SMG Water You Doing? Show Us Your Art’ prize-giving ceremony, which was organised by Landasan Lumayan Sdn Bhd (LLSB), here today.
Haniza, who was also the PKR Women’s chief, was expelled from the party on June 28.
As for the tourism portfolio, it was previously held by Selangor Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chairman Datuk Abdul Rashid Asari, who is also the Selat Klang assemblyman.
The position was left vacant after Bersatu had announced leaving Pakatan Harapan on February 24.