“It’s been a baptism of fire – or water and earth,” says Zairil Khir Johari, state exco for Public Works, Utilities and Flood Mitigation, with a laugh.
It’s admittedly been a sharp learning curve for the Tanjung Bungah state assemblyman, and the fact that the three portfolios under his care are infrastructure-related makes the job none the easier. “If I can describe it in one word, it would be ‘interesting’. Challenging, definitely, but interesting nevertheless. It is very different from what I’m used to, but life is about constantly challenging yourself and looking for something to do that is meaningful – and I find this work to be extremely meaningful.”
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