KUANTAN: Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail’s term as the Pahang Mentri Besar has been extended until the dissolution of the state assembly.
Pahang Regent Tengku Mahkota Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah Ibni Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah said the terms of eight other state executive council members, which should have expired on May 14, would also be extended along with Wan Rosdy.
Two other exco members, Datuk Seri Mohd Soffi Abdul Razak and Datuk Abd Aziz Mat Kiram, also had their terms, due to end on June 5, extended.
Controller of the Pahang Sultan’s Household, Datuk Ahmad Khirrizal Ab Rahman, conveyed Tengku Hassanal’s decree, which congratulated Wan Rosdy along with the exco members and expressed his wish for their continued and committed service to the people and the state.
Tengku Hassanal also hoped Wan Rosdy and the exco members would galvanise all effort to ensure the welfare of the people was not affected, besides working to maintain the economic growth of the state in this new normal environment due to the Covid-19 pandemic.“Furthermore, His Majesty prays for all the people of Pahang to be in good health and prosper, ” read the decree.
Wan Rosdy was sworn in as the Pahang Mentri Besar after the 14th General Election under a limited term.
Al-Sultan Abdullah, who was the Pahang Regent then, had explained that the two-year term was a period to review the performance of the Mentri Besar and exco members.
In response, Wan Rosdy thanked Tengku Hassanal on behalf of the exco for extending their terms.
He promised that the exco would improve their services, especially in tackling Covid-19 and taking measures to revive the state’s economy post-pandemic.