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Chow sworn in as Penang CM

May 14, 2018 3:44 AM
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Chow sworn in as Penang CM

GEORGE TOWN: Penang DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow was formally sworn in as the state's fifth chief minister here today.

In a brief but historic occasion, Chow, 58, took his oath before the Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Dr Abdul Rahman Abbas and pledged his commitment to safeguard state secrets.

The Kuala Lumpur-born Chow was a journalist before joining the socialist party in the 1980s. He was also a political secretary to DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang.

Chow will enjoy a strong majority in the 40-member state legislative assembly as the Pakatan Harapan state government has a two-third majority by grabbing 37 state seats.

The full state executive councillors line-up is expected to be unveiled later this week.


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