We practise open discussion in Perak, says MB


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017

Say cheese: Dr Zambry posing for a photograph with (from left) Dr Mah, News Editor Loong Meng Yee and Star Online curator Megat S. Hadi during his visit to Menara Star in Petaling Jaya.

PETALING JAYA: Open discussions are at the core of Perak’s administration as it allows its exco members to develop better solutions to problems faced by the people in the state, says Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir.

“We welcome all ideas and listen to different opinions,” he added.

He also wanted to increase the number of women decision-makers.

Two state exco members, four assemblymen, two district officers and one village head are women.

“The mindset has to change, especially in villages where the men think women are restricted and not as capable to carry out such duties as men. I say women are equally as capable,” he said during his visit to Menara Star yesterday.

Zambry said the state would also continue to work to turn the state into a major tourist destination during Visit Perak Year 2017.

Recently listed as one of the top 10 must visit regions by international travel guide Lonely Planet, Perak is known for its ecological treasures and historical gems and is fast becoming a haven for food lovers.

Dr Zambry spent about two hours at the Star Media Group’s headquarters here, where he chatted with members of the editorial team and spoke with Star Media Group Bhd group managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai and editor-in-chief Datuk Leanne Goh.

He was accompanied by three state exco members, Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon, Datuk Mohamad Zahir Abdul Khalid and Datuk Nolee Ashilin Mohd Radzi.

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