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New FT minister wants to improve delivery system

KUALA LUMPUR, 9 April 2009: Newly-appointed Federal Territories Minister Senator Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin has vowed to improve Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) delivery system, including the response time taken to attend to complaints.

He said that although he had heard rumours about his appointment, he did not expect them to come true.

“I only knew about it when the prime minister called me over the phone at noon today,” he told reporters at parliament lobby after taking oath as a senator which paved the way for his cabinet appointment.

Raja Nong Chik, who is the Lembah Pantai Umno division chief, said Datuk Seri Najib Razak had told him to work hard to help the people and be humble in serving them.

Meanwhile, Gerakan president Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon who was appointed Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of unity and performance management described his responsibility as “heavy and challenging.”

He told reporters after taking his oath as a senator that he would work hard and give full attention to the duties cut out for him.

“This department is set up to deal with performance issue and the implementation of the key performance index (KPI) at all levels,” he said.

Also taking their oaths of office before Dewan Negara President Tan Sri Dr Abdul Hamid Pawanteh were Dr Awang Adek Hussin, Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun and Datuk Jamil Khir Baharom.

They were appointed Finance Deputy Minister; Women, Family and Community Development Minister; Women, Family and Community Development Deputy Minister and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, respectively. — Bernama


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