IPOH: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia deputy president Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu (pic) has been appointed as Special Adviser to Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin with ministerial status.
The Prime Minister’s Office, in a statement, announced that the Tambun MP and former Perak mentri besar would be responsible for advice on matters involving community networking, communications and socio-economic development.
“The office congratulates Ahmad Faizal on his appointment,” it said.
Earlier yesterday, a picture congratulating the state Bersatu chairman was circulated on social media.
The picture purportedly came from the party’s Kota Baru division.
In congratulating Ahmad Faizal, Perak Bersatu secretary Datuk Zainol Fadzi Paharudin said the appointment was a right choice as it would help the Prime Minister to strengthen governance under the National Recovery Plan.
“Perak Bersatu is confident with Ahmad Faizal’s commitment in carrying out his duties and responsibilities.
“Based on his vast experience, he will be an important asset in re-engineering the country’s administration under Muhyiddin’s leadership,” he said.
Attempts to get Ahmad Faizal were unsuccessful.