KUALA TERENGGANU – The reshuffling of the state executive council portfolios, effective Aug 1, should not be questioned as it is part of the transformation by the Terengganu government to strengthen the state administration, said Menteri Besar Ahmad Razif Abd Rahman.
He said the reshuffle, which involved additional duties for a few and swapping of duties for others, was normal and should not be made an issue.
“The change in portfolios is a normal matter. This is what we call government transformation,” he said when approached by reporters at the Media Appreciation Night of Eastern Pacific Corporation here last night.
On the appointment of former Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said as deputy chairman of the State Housing and Local Government Committee, Ahmad Razif said it was not something new.
He said Barisan Nasional assemblymen who were not appointed to head the state portfolios would automatically be appointed as deputy chairmen.
“Prior to this, Ahmad Said had mentioned holding a deputy chairman’s post, but we did not mention it. Now, we announce the post to facilitate administration.
“It is a normal matter and not new. Furthermore, we do not have enough people, so much so that some BN elected representatives have to hold two posts of deputy chairman,” he said. – BERNAMA