Penang will have a new governor with the appointment of Tan Sri Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak.
Ahmad Fuzi will be officially appointed as the state’s eighth governor on April 30 in front of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at Istana Negara.
He replaces current governor Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas, who has served seven terms since 2001.
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said he received a letter from the King on April 8 about the appointment.
“There will be a swearing-in ceremony on May 1 at Dewan Sri Pinang. The state government will make all the arrangements needed to ensure the ceremony is carried out in a proper manner, following standard operating procedures,” Chow told a press conference at his office in Komtar on Monday (April 12) to express his utmost gratitude to Abdul Rahman for his dedication in serving as governor for seven terms.
“We visited him today to express our gratitude, we are grateful for his guidance over the years and always putting Penang first,” he said.
Chow then welcomed Ahmad Fuzi as the new governor.
Ahmad Fuzi was previously the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was born in Penang on Jan 8, 1949.