On Monday, Sulaiman who is also Lendu assemblyman from Barisan Nasional took his oath of office as the 12th Chief Minister of Melaka before Mohd Khalil.
He will also lead the Economic Planning, Finance, Land, Coastal and River Development, Water Management, Religious Affairs, Industry, Investment, Technology, Communications, Multimedia and Government-Linked Companies (GLCs) portfolios.
Datuk Seri Abdul Ghafaar Atan (Asahan-BN) took his oath of office as Housing, Local Government, Environment Committee chairman while Datuk Seri Idris Haron (Sungai Udang-BN) holds the Rural Development and Flood Management portfolios.
The NGO, Youth Development and Sports portfolios will be placed under Datuk Mohd Rafiq Naizamohideen (Paya Rumput-Bersatu), while Datuk Muhamad Jailani Khamis (Rembia-PKR) is Tourism, Heritage and Culture Committee chairman.
Also taking their oaths today were Datuk Latipah Omar (Taboh Naning-BN) as the Women's Affairs, Family Development and Welfare Committee chairman; Datuk Roslan Ahmad (Merlimau-BN) who will chair the Works, Transport, Public Amenities and Infrastructure Committees and Datuk Norhizam Hassan Baktee (Pengkalan Batu-independent) in charge of Agriculture, Livestock, Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives.
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Others who were also sworn in as state Exco members were Rahmad Mariman (Ayer Molek-BN, Health and Anti-Drug Committee chairman) and Datuk Noor Effandi Ahmad (Telok Mas-Bersatu, Education, Higher Education, Technical and Vocational, Science and Innovation at Chief Minister’s office Committee chairman).
During his speech at the ceremony, Sulaiman said he was aware of the huge responsibilities before him as well as challenges awaiting him and his Exco line-up.
"We must carry out our duties responsibly in order to make Melaka a prosperous state and for the sake of the people's wellbeing," he said.
The ceremony ended with prayers recited by state Mufti Datuk Abdul Halim Tawil.
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