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Zambry to seek audience with Perak ruler this week over state exco line-up


LUMUT: Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir is hoping to seek an audience with Sultan Azlan Shah this week over consent for the state exco line-up.

Zambry receiving the letter of appointment as Mentri Besar from Raja Dr Nazrin Shah. Zambry receiving the letter of appointment as Mentri Besar from Raja Dr Nazrin Shah.

"I've already met with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and we're doing a final check on the line-up to ensure the candidates are qualified.

"The line-up will comprise experienced and new candidates while we are also trying to ensure they can represent the various regions in our vast state," he told a press conference here Monday.

On MCA not accepting any government positions, Dr Zambry said he was still considering Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon, because a representative with knowledge of Mandarin was important.

"Consultation on the appointment is still ongoing and we could appoint him at a later stage," he said.

Dr Mah, the Chenderiang rep, was in the previous state exco and the only MCA candidate to win a state seat in Perak in the 13th general election.