Amirudin Shari sworn in as Selangor MB (Updated)

SHAH ALAM: Amirudin Shari was today sworn in as the 16th Mentri Besar of Selangor, taking over from Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.

Amirudin took his oath of office and was sworn in before Selangor Ruler Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah at Istana Alam Shah.

Azmin had moved to the Federal Government to assume the post of Economic Affairs Minister.

The 38-year-old Amirudin's appointment was kept under tight wraps until the swearing-in ceremony.

Amirudin together with Ijok assemblyman Dr Idris Ahmad and Seri Setia assemblyman Prof Dr Shaharuddin Badaruddin were among the three shortlisted candidates that had been submitted to Sultan Sharafuddin for his consideration, according to sources.

Along with Amirudin, Batu Tiga assemblyman Rodziah Ismail also took her oath of office as a state exco, replacing Azmin as well.

There are ten exco positions including the Mentri Besar's post.

The other eight alongside Rodziah and Amirudin were Lembah Jaya rep Haniza Mohamed Talha (PKR), Seri Setia rep Dr Shaharuddin Badaruddin (PKR), Kajang rep Hee Loy Sian (PKR), Kota Kemuning rep V. Ganabatirau (DAP), Kinrara rep Ng Sze Han (DAP), Seri Serdang rep Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud (Amanah), Pandan Indah rep Izham Hashim (Amanah) and Selat Kelang rep Abdul Rashid Ansari (Amanah), who were all sworn in on May 14.

In the 13th general election, in 2014, Amirudin retained the seat and was appointed a state executive councillor in charge of the Young Generation and Sports Development, Culture and Entrepreneur Development portfolio.

He secured a 3,261-vote majority in the three-cornered contest, defeating N. Rawisandran (BN) and G. Suman (Independent).

In the 14th general election last month, Amirudin scored a hat trick by retaining the seat. This time, he secured a majority of 11,374 votes and beat Rawisandran, Mohamad Ibrahim (PAS) and Badrul Hisam Md Zin (Independent).

He is one of the three assemblymen who were retained as state executive councilors in the current administration. He was entrusted with the portfolio of Empowerment of the Young Generation & Sports, Entrepreneur Development, and Rural and Traditional Village Development.

Amirudin is also a former manager of the Selangor Football Association and had led the state football team in the Malaysia Cup finals in 2015 and 2016.

Amirudin is married to Masdiana Muhammad and they have six children.