By Lian Cheng
KUCHING, April 29: Betong MP Datuk Robert Lawson Chuat has been appointed as the new chairman of Bintulu Port Authority.
He confirmed the appointment but declined to make further comments.
“I was appointed two days ago and accepted the appointment. That is all I can confirm.
“I cannot make any other further statement as there has been no meeting or briefing due to MCO (movement control order).
“Only after the MCO is over, and after I have a meeting with the board members, would I be able to comment more on my post,” he told DayakDaily.
Prior to being an MP for Betong, Robert was the assemblyman for Bukit Saban for two terms from 2006 to 2016.
Between 2011 to 2016, he was appointed Assistant Minister of Welfare, Women and Family Development.
In 2016 state election, he gave up his Bukit Saban seat to pave the way for former Plantations and Primary Industries Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas to return to the State Legislative Assembly.
Uggah contested for the Bukit Saban seat in the state election in 2016 and won. He was subsequensly appointed as deputy chief minister. — DayakDaily