GEORGE TOWN – Penang DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow has been named as the state’s fifth Chief Minister.
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, who was two-term Penang Chief Minister, made the announcement during a press conference at Komtar on Sunday (May 13).
This follows after Lim was named as the Finance Minister by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Saturday (May 12).
“I was here as Penang Chief Minister for 10 years, and Chow would replace me to be the fifth Chief Minister in Penang history.
“I will always miss Penang, because without the chance given by the Penang people, I feel I would not have the chance to perform,” said Lim.
Lim said Chow would be sworn in on Monday (May 14) before Penang Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.
Chow said he is thankful for the 10 years of leadership under Lim.
He added that the trust entrusted to him will be the drive for him to manage the state and implement the promises made in the Pakatan Harapan manifesto.
Chow, 59, was the state exco member in charge of Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation since 2008.
He won the Tanjong parliamentary and Padang Kota state seats in GE14. – The Star Online