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(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - The Federal Government has over-turned the Penang Government's choice for the Seberang Prai Municipal Council president, stating that Datuk Abdul Ghani Ariffin will assume that post on Friday.
This ends the two-day confusion over who heads the council.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said today that Ghani, the Seberang Prai Utara district officer, replaces Ismail Mamat who retired on March 16.
The Penang Government's appointee, assistant state secretary Md Aris Ariffin, who was sworn in on Monday, will carry out the duties of council president until Friday - a post he …