Farizan bin Darus: A Lifetime Serving Penang and the Civil Service [Part One]

By Ooi Kee Beng

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Dato’ Seri Haji Farizan bin Darus.
AFTER A LIFETIME in the civil service, Dato' Seri Haji Farizan bin Darus finally retired from the powerful position of State Secretary for Penang State in 2019. Married to an engineer attach to the Public Works Department (JKR), and with long experience serving in Penang in various districts and positions, this Kangar-born father of one daughter and grandfather three times over is now the CEO for the Penang Infrastructure Corporation.On April 15, 2021, Penang Monthly's editor Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee...

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Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: wikibeng.com