JOHOR BARU: Johor Lama assemblyman Norlizah Nor, who was state education, information and communication committee chairman, has been dropped from the Johor exco line-up.
This comes following a reshuffle of the Johor exco line-up, which also saw the swearing-in of Tanjung Surat assemblyman Aznan Tamin as an exco member.
In a statement, Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi said he believes the restructuring and new appointment would bring the state forward.
"I would like to thank His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim, King of Malaysia for giving consent to the new appointment and the portfolio restructuring of the state executive line-up for 2024 to 2027.
"I would like to congratulate Azman for being sworn in before Johor Regent Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim just now. May he be able to heed His Majesty's advice and carry out his duties well.
"I would also like to thank Norliza for her services and contributions for the people of Johor all these while," he said in a statement here.
Following the reshuffle, Onn Hafiz will now be taking the portfolio of natural resource, administration, finance, planning, economic development and tourism.
Azman will now be the education and information committee chairman.
Yong Peng assemblyman Ling Tian Soon, who was Johor health and unity committee chairman, will continue to helm the health portfolio, on top of the environment portfolio.
Tenggaroh assemblyman K. Raven Kumar, who helmed the tourism and environment portfolios previously, will now be in charge of unity, culture and heritage.
Paloh assemblyman Lee Ting Han, who is state investment, trade and consumer affairs committee chairman, will now also be taking on the human resource portfolio.
Bukit Pasir assemblyman Fazli Mohamad Salleh, who is works, transportation, and infrastructure committee chairman, will now also be taking the communication portfolio.
Larkin assemblyman Mohd Hairi Mad Shah continue to take on the youth, sports, entrepreneur development and cooperatives portfolios but will no longer be in charge of human resource.
The remaining four state executive councilors did not see any changes to their portfolios.