Home English News Hannah Yeoh is first woman to be appointed speaker

Hannah Yeoh is first woman to be appointed speaker

698
0
SHARE
Ad

hannah-yeohKLANG, May 30 – Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh (photo), from the DAP, has created history by becoming the first woman to be appointed as a speaker of a state legislature in the country.

Yeoh, 34, who defended her Subang Jaya seat in the last general election, will take the oath of office as the new Selangor state assembly speaker on June 21 together with her deputy, Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, who is Seri Setia assemblyman from Parti Keadilan Rakyat.

Former assembly speaker Datuk Teng Chang Khim, who was appointed to the State Executive Council, said a challenging role awaited Yeoh, who has a legal background.

#TamilSchoolmychoice

Yeoh was a member of the Selcat (Selangor Select Committee on Competency, Accountability and Transparency) during the previous administration in Selangor.

– BERNAMA