The Port Klang Authority (PKA) has appointed Chong Sin Woon as its new chairperson for a two-year period, effective April 18.
The MCA secretary-general replaced Ean Yong Hian Wah, who is DAP's Seri Kembangan assemblyperson.
PKA said the appointment was announced by the Transport Ministry after receiving the assent of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah.
“The appointment is pursuant to Subsection 2(4)(b) of the Port Authorities Act, 1963.
“As a body that regulates the main port in Malaysia, PKA is confident that this appointment will support the role and function of the board in managing and developing the port in a sustainable way, and thus drives country's economic growth,” it said in a statement today.
PKA said Port Klang is Malaysia’s largest port that handles almost 50 percent of the country’s trade.
Last year, Port Klang handled 13.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units in container volume, which put it at the 12th spot among the world’s main container ports.