GEORGE TOWN: Ten state executive council members were sworn in at Dewan Sri Pinang here today.

They took their oaths of office before Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

Five new faces comprised the line-up, led by the new Deputy Chief Minister I, Datuk Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman, who is the Pinang Tunggal assemblyman.

Other fresh faces were Tanjong Bungah assemblyman Zairil Khir Johari; Batu Maung assemblyman Datuk Halim Hussain; Paya Terubong assemblyman Yeoh Soon Hin; and Bagan Jermal assemblyman Soon Lip Chee.

A minor reshuffling and changes to the portfolio of existing executive council members was also announced.

List of the full Penang Exco line-up:

1. Chow Kon Yeow (DAP) Padang Kota

Chief Minister

Land affairs, land development, transportation and information

2. Datuk Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman (PKR) Pinang Tunggal

DCM1

Islamic affairs, industry development and community relations

3. P. Ramasamy (DAP) Perai

DCM2

Economic planning, education & human capital development, science, technology and innovation

4. Chong Eng (DAP) Padang Lalang

Women, family, gender inclusiveness and community development

5. Jagdeep Singh Deo (DAP) Datuk Keramat

Local government, housing and urban & rural planning

6. Phee Bon Poh (DAP) Sungai Puyu

Welfare, caring society and environment

7. Dr Afif Bahardin (PKR) Seberang Jaya

Health, agriculture & agro-based industries and rural development

8. Zairil Khir Johari (DAP) Tanjong Bunga

Public works, utility and flood mitigation

9. Datuk Halim Hussain (PKR) Batu Maung

Local & international trade, consumer affairs and entrepreneurship development

10. Yeoh Soon Hin (DAP) Paya Terubong

Tourism development and heritage, culture & arts

11. Soon Lip Chee (DAP) Bagan Jermal

Youth and sports

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Penang’s new Deputy Chief Minister I, Datuk Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman, who is the Pinang Tunggal assemblyman. Pix by Ramdzan Masiam

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