On Sunday, 20 April 2007, Menteri Besar of Selangor, Khalid Ibrahim made a historical announcement. He announced that Teng Chang Khim will be appointed the Selangor state assembly speaker at the next Tuesday 22 April 2008, making him the first non-Malay to hold the post.
Another histotorical event will be created by the appointment of the first woman speaker, PKR's Taman Medan state representative Haniza Takha, as the deputy speaker of the Selangor State Assembly.
On Tuesday 22 April 2008, all the Selangor state representatives would be sworn in and the first sitting of the state assembly will also take place on Tuesday.
However, Teng Chang Khim declined to comment on whether he is happy about his appointment as the Speaker after being left out in the Selangor Exco.