MB: New Johor exco line-up expected within the week


ISKANDAR PUTERI: Newly minted Johor Mentri Besar Dr Sahruddin Jamal will unveil his state executive committee line-up by this week.

The first-term Bukit Kepong assemblyman said all 11 portfolios, including the ones for Mentri Besar would remain, but he declined to reveal who from the present exco would be dropped.

"God willing, everything will be revealed in the next couple of days or by this week, as I am still reviewing the ideal assemblymen to be part of the exco team.

"I need someone who I am comfortable working with," he said when met after officiating the flag-off ceremony of Tour De Iskandar Johor 2019 at Kota Iskandar here on Wednesday (April 17).

It was recently reported that Dr Sahruddin wants to have "his team" when appointing a new line-up of state executive councillors.

He said he had 14 days to make the appointment and was coy about naming names.

Presently, there are 10 state executive councillors, including four from DAP and two each from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, Parti Amanah Negara and PKR.

Dr Sahruddin was the state Health, Environment and Agriculture committee chairman during the 11-month administration of Datuk Osman Sapian, whom he replaced as Mentri Besar.

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