Abg Jo keeps mum on Soon Koh’s Cabinet position

Abang Johari speaking to reporters after visiting the RWMF Craft Bazaar.

By Wilfred Pilo

KUCHING, July 13: Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Open remained tight-lipped on the position of Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) president Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh in the state Cabinet.

The chief minister said he can’t make any comment until he met with Wong, who is Sarawak Second Finance Minister and Minister for International Trade and eCommerce.

“I have no comment until I see him (Wong),” he told reporters when met during his visit to the Craft Bazaar at the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF) 2019 at Sarawak Cultural Village.

Wong told a press conference after the launch of the party annual delegate conference in Sibu earlier today, that he will seek the chief minister for advice on whether he should quit his positions in the state Cabinet.

This following a resolution passed by delegates, giving him the freedom to decide whether he would resign.

The Bawang Assan assemblyman added that the appointment of ministers is the prerogative of the chief minister.

“Even if I want to leave, I have to seek his advice as to when and how I leave the Cabinet,” Wong said.

When asked on the remarks of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner Latheefa Koya, that the agency are investigating cases involving high profile personalities, or the so called “big fish” in Sarawak, Abang Johari simply brushed aside the question with a smile.

“I will leave it to the chief,” he said.

At the Sarawak Pertiwiku musical theater yesterday evening, Latheefa told reporters she could not reveal any details, as investigations are ongoing.

She also paid a courtesy call on Abang Johari at Wisma Bapa Malaysia yesterday with state MACC director Razim Mohd Noor. — DayakDaily