KUALA LUMPUR, 29 Oct 2008: The MCA supports Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim’s decision to apppoint Low Siew Moi as acting general manager of Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS).
Wanita MCA chief Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun said that in this globalised world, the appointment of top government posts should not be based on skin, colour or gender.
“Even though I share a different political ideology with Tan Sri Khalid, however, I believe in the Selangor Menteri Besar’s trust and confidence in women’s capabilities to helm PKNS,” she said in a statement here today.
Chew said those with capabilities and are able to perform should be given the opportunity to serve.
“If the person appointed performs well meritoriously, they should be allowed to continue their service in their respective positions. However, if they fail to perform, it is never too late to terminate their services,” she added.
Chew also urged Khalid not be influenced by certain parties who questioned and were prejudiced over the appointment of Low based on her race and gender.
Khalid had appointed Low, who is due to retire this year, on 27 Oct for a period of one year until a suitable bumiputra is found for the position. — Bernama