ALOR SETAR: It was all smiles at the first weekly state executive council meeting chaired by new Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah.
Press photographers were allowed to take pictures of the assembled officials before the meeting, held at Wisma Darul Aman here, started at 9.20am yesterday.
All nine exco members were present at the meeting. They were retained from the administration of former mentri besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir.
The nine took their oath of office before Kedah Regency Council chairman Tan Sri Tunku Sallehuddin Sultan Badlishah on Monday.
The exco members present were Dr Ku Abdul Rahman Ku Ismail (Guar Chempedak assemblyman), Datuk Suraya Yaacob (Sungai Tiang), Datuk Tajul Urus Mat Zain (Tanjung Dawai), Datuk Badrol Hisham Hashim (Kuala Nerang), Datuk Tajudin Abdullah (Belantik), Datuk Norsabrina Mohd Noor (Bandar Baharu), Datuk Mohd Rawi Abdul Hamid (Ayer Hangat), Datuk Aminuddin Omar (Jitra) and Datuk Dr Leong Yong Kong (Gurun).