Four-term Sekinchan state assemblyperson Ng Suee Lim has been elected by the Selangor legislative assembly as the new speaker.
His deputy will be two-term Paya Jaras assemblyperson Mohd Khairuddin Othman, a former PAS man who joined PKR before the 14th general election.
Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari nominated Lim for the position and it was seconded by Bandar Baru Klang assemblyperson Teng Chang Khim.
Following this, Teng nominated Khairuddin and this was seconded by Kota Kemuning state assemblyperson V Ganabatirau.
The election of both Ng and Khairuddin was passed unanimously.
This is the third consecutive Selangor assembly where the speaker’s position was reserved for DAP, which currently has the second largest number of seats in the assembly.
On the government bench PKR has 28 seats followed by DAP (13), Amanah (5) and Bersatu (5).
On the opposition bench, Umno has five seats followed by PAS, which has one seat.