I must also applaud Health, Welfare and Caring Society Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh who also sent a formal invitation to Sungai Acheh assemblyman Datuk Mahmud Zakaria (Barisan Nasional) on Friday to be part of his committee.
With the two great moves by the Penang State government, it is indeed good for check and balance on the administration of the state. This shows that the state government of Penang is serious in making Penang a better place to live. Free from corruption, cronyism and nepotism.
Shabas to the Penang State Government
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PENANG: The state government has appointed former Gerakan deputy secretary-general Datuk Lee Kah Choon as director of InvestPenang and Penang Development Corporation (PDC), two of the state’s economic development agencies.
Lee, a former Jelutong MP and parliamentary secretary of the Health Ministry, has also accepted the post of InvestPenang executive committee chairman.
Lee, a 48-year-old lawyer, said he would withdraw from active politics to dedicate his time to his new appointments.
“I have accepted Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s offer after serious thought, consultation and considerations. I think everyone understands it was a very difficult decision to make, especially if we follow partisan politics,” he said in a press conference at the Chief Minister’s office on Sunday.
“However, after evaluating all options and consequences, I concluded these new roles would not compromise my original purpose of serving Penang and its people," Lee said.
Although he remains a Gerakan member, Lee said politics is “history” to him.
Lee said his resignation as Gerakan deputy secretary-general last month was not influenced by offers from the state government, adding that he was only approached last week for the posts.
Meanwhile, Lim also announced that the state would retain the services of Datuk Ho Mooi Ching and former state Barisan secretary Tan Sri Khalid Ahmad Sulaiman as chairman and vice-chairman of the Penang Planning Appeal Board.
Their tenure lasts until 2010.