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Hannah Yeoh appointed Selangor Speaker, Malaysia's first woman speaker

Published on May 30, 2013 12:01 PM
 
Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh. Ms Yeoh has been appointed the Selangor Speaker, the first woman named to the post in Malaysia. -- FILE PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

Subang Jaya assemblywoman Hannah Yeoh has been appointed the Selangor Speaker, the first woman named to the post in Malaysia.

Her deputy is Seri Setia assemblyman Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad.

Ms Yeoh, 33, takes over the Speaker post from the Democratic Action Party's Teng Chang Khim who was appointed to the Selangor executive council.

Nearly a month after the May 5 general elections, Selangor became the last state to swear in its 11-member executive council, in a 9.30am ceremony on Thursday at the Istana Alam Shah, Klang.

 
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