Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abd Kadir announced the setting up of three special committees to tackle lingering problems affecting Perakeans in general. The committees will comprise of both assemblymen from the ruling coalition and the opposition.
He made the announcement following the weekly Executive Council meeting one Wednesday recently. “This is another of the state’s transformational programme to better administer the state government,” he told reporters covering the event which was held at the State Secretariat Building.
The three committees consist of one for women’s affairs, another for public transportation and the third for crime prevention. These are the major problems affecting Perakeans on the whole. Besides politicians, representatives from non-governmental organisations will also be invited to sit on the committees.
Zambry also announced the payment of a financial incentive to the state hockey team. The incentive, worth RM50,000, will be given to the players for bringing sporting glory to the state. The team won the recent Perak Cup Hockey Tournament 2013. This was their seventh consecutive triumph.
“The money is insufficient to pay for the players’ troubles. But, nevertheless, it’s a token of the state government’s appreciation for their sacrifices,” Zambry enthused.