Perak to study woes in the Valley


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 01 Apr 2004

BY MAZNI MUSTAFA

KUALA KANGSAR: Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Tajol Rosli Ghazali will set up a special committee to take a relook at the development in the Kinta Valley. 

“There could be some level of dissatisfaction among the people towards certain development projects, resulting in Barisan Nasional's defeat in the Ipoh Timor and Ipoh Barat parliamentary constituencies,'' he told reporters after the swearing-in of the 10-member state executive council at Istana Iskandariah here yesterday. 

He added that the first task of the committee would be to have a dialogue session with the Perak Chinese Chambers of Commerce, dislocated farmers and Taxi Drivers’ Association. 

Earlier, Tajol Rosli witnessed the swearing-in before Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak of the state executive council, which included five new faces. 

The new exco members are Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (Lima) chairman Datuk Mohd Radzi Manan (Tualang Sekah), lecturer Datuk Dr Zambry Abd Kadir (Pangkor), teacher Saarani Mohamad (Kota Tampan), education officer Siti Salmah Mat Jusak (Chenderoh), and Perak MCA Youth chief Datuk Tan Chin Meng (Kepayang). 

Mohd Radzi will head the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry and Tourism committee, Dr Zambry will take charge of the Education, Human Resource and Multimedia committee, Saarani has been appointed chairman of the Rural Development committee, Siti Salmah will head the Women Affairs, Family and Community Development committee, while Tan will take over the Health, Science and Environment committee from Datuk Ho Cheng Wang (Pokok Assam). 

Ho will now head the Infrastructure and Public Utilities committee while former exco member Datuk Mohd Zaim Abdul Hassan (Belanja) will head the Information, Youth and Sports, Culture, Arts and Heritage committee. 

Mohd Zaim was dropped in 1999 after he lost the Belanja seat in the elections that year. 

Other exco members retained are Datuk Ramly Zahari (Manong), who will head the Industry and Entrepreneur Development committee, Datuk Chang Ko Youn (Jalong), who heads the Urban and Local Government committee, and Datuk G. Rajoo (Hutan Melintang), who is the Consumer Affairs and Unity committee chairman.  

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