Malaysia: Two Indians in state’s executive panel
Kuala Lumpur: For the first time, two Indians have been appointed to the state executive committee of the Malaysian state of Penang, local media reported on Thursday.
Jagdeep Singh Deo, son of Democratic Action Party chairman Karpal Singh, and P Ramasamy of the same party were among 10 committee members sworn-in in Penang's capital Georgetown, The Star reported.
Ramasamy was retained as the Deputy Chief Minister II while Jagdeep replaces former Penang state town and country planning and housing committee chairman Wong Hon Wai.
The swearing-in ceremony took place in the presence of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guang Eng.
DAP is part of the country's Paktan Rakyat coalition that came to power in Penang after the May 5 general elections.
The Paktan Rakyat sits in opposition to the ruling Barisan Nasional in the national parliament.