KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 (Bernama) -- Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing
Ministry secretary-general Datuk Ahmad Phesal Talib has been appointed as the
new Kuala Lumpur mayor for two years, effective July 18.
Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister, Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja
Zainal Abidin in a statement today said Ahmad Phesal, 58, would replace Tan Sri
Ahmad Fuad Ismail whose contract expires on July 15.
"As the ministry''s secretary-general he was involved directly in the
policies of Federal Territories, especially Kuala Lumpur, including Greater
Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley, River of Life as well as other development programmes
which will come handy when carrying out his duties as the Mayor of Kuala
Lumpur," he said.
Ahmad Phesal joined the civil service in 1977 and among positions he had
held were assistant director and assistant principal director of the Economic
Planning Unit and secretary of Labuan Municipal Council.
Ahmad Phesal holds a Master''s degree in Town and Regional Planning from the
University of Wisconsin and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Sociology
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