KUALA LUMPUR: Two newly appointed senators took their oath of office before Dewan Negara president Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim.
They are Social Security Organisation board chairman Prof Tan Sri Dr Mohamed Haniffa Abdullah and Wanita Umno exco member Datin Ros Suryati Alang.
The office of the Dewan Negara president, in a statement, said Dr Mohamed Haniffa and Ros Suryati were appointed as senators by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong for a three-year term from Sept 20, 2022 until Sept 19, 2025.
Dr Mohamed Haniffa, who graduated as a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Madras, India, has served as a medical officer at Klang and Sabak Bernam Hospitals and he is also the founder and executive chairman of the Foreign Workers Medical Examination Monitoring Agency (Fomema) Sdn Bhd.
"Ros Suryati is a successful entrepreneur and had received the Entrepreneur Icon award 2017,” the statement said on Monday (Sept 26).
In his speech, Rais called on all senators to provide service on the ground through the non-governmental organisations they represented.
He hoped that senators would play an active role, especially when Dewan Negara was currently going through a transformation phase.
"I hope that honourable members will fully use your expertise as outlined in Article 45 of the Federal Constitution to live up to your roles,” he said.
Rais said each senator should examine the list of collective tasks as their respective main achievement index from 2023. - Bernama