PBB veep hopes Sarawak will not be left out under new govt

Abdul Karim (centre) speaking to reporters during the press conference, while Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) secretary general Datuk Sebastian Ting (left) and others look on.

By Christopher Lidom

KUCHING, Nov 24: Sarawak’s position should be taken care of through the appointment of Sarawakians to positions in important ministries under the new government, says Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.

Abdul Karim, who is Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) vice-president said this is because Sarawak also plays a very big role in Malaysia’s growth and much of the resources used to build the country through Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) comes from the State.

“Whoever helms Malaysia, must look into that as well,” he told reporters in a press conference here today.

Commenting on the appointment of Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim as the new new Prime Minister of Malaysia, Abdul Karim said that it is a very much a welcome development for the country.

“I also understand that a unity government will be established,” he added.

Meanwhile, Anwar took his oath of office as the 10th prime minister of Malaysia before Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at Istana Negara at 5pm today. — DayakDaily