MELAKA: Kerk Chee Yee, the assemblyman for Ayer Keroh, is set to be the youngest state exco in the country.
Chee Yee, who has a background in economics and finance, will turn 26 this year.
He was sworn in at Istana Seri Negeri in Malacca this morning, together with nine other exco members in the new Pakatan Harapan state government.
Chee Yee is the son of the late Kerk Kim Hock, the former DAP secretary-general, who passed away last year due to an illness.
The DAP, which contributed eight of the 15 state seats that Pakatan Harapan won in Melaka, has received a larger share in the state exco line-up.
Five of the party's assemblymen were among the 10 state exco who took their oath of office before Melaka Governor Tun Dr Mohd Khalil Yaakob at the Dewan Seri Negeri here yesterday.
Apart from Kerk, they were state DAP chairman Tey Kok Kiew (Bandar Hilir), G. Saminathan (Gadek), Norhizam Hassan Baktee (Pengkalan Batu) and Low Chee Leong (Kota Laksamana).
Other excos who were also sworn in as state exco members were Muhammad Jailani Khamis (Rembia-PKR), Ginie Lim Siew Lin (Machap Jaya-PKR), Mohd Rafiq Naizamohideen (Paya Rumput-Bersatu), Nor Fendi Ahmad (Telok Mas-Bersatu) and Mohd Sofi Abd Wahab (Durian Tunggal-Amanah).
Chief Minister Adly Zahari, who took his oath of office last Friday, is from Parti Amanah Negara.
PKR won three state seats in GE14 while Bersatu and Amanah won two seats each.