Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sworn in as Speaker

I have sworn in as Speaker of the Selangor State Legislative Assembly this morning. All the Selangor State Assemblymen and Assemblywomen, except Sdr Manoharan who is still under the ISA detention, and their spouses attended the ceremony which took about two and a half hour to complete.

Much attention was on whether I would wear the Songkok (heargear) and the ceremonial robe after taking the oath of office. Well, I did. I have already explained why we have to change our position before the swearing in of the State Exco members last month. It should not be an issue any more.

I look forward to bringing reform and changes to the legislature in line with the policy of the new government to bring about transparency and accountability to the state adminstration under the leadership of Tan Sri Dato Khalid bin Ibrahim, the Menteri Besar.