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By Brad Rantayy
MIRI, Aug 21: Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) secretary-general Datuk Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew is confident newly appointed Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob could bring stability to the country as Malaysia’s ninth prime minister.
“I believed Ismail Sabri will be a comprehensive leader for Malaysia and whomever is selected for his cabinet, will try to bring Malaysia’s recovery against Covid-19,” he said today.
Ting, who is also Assistant Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, was met after presenting 10 units of air conditioners to Darul Ehsan Mosque in Piasau Jaya here worth RM30,000.
Ting believed that the newly appointed prime minister will continue to respect the Malaysia Agreement 1963, the Inter-Governmental Committee Report and all the Sarawak’s rights as enshrined in the Federal Constitution and State Constitution.
He said that Sarawak government will continue to pursue to get back all the eroded rights over the years.
Additionally, he hoped that the two ministerial posts – Education and Health Ministries will be given to Sarawakian Members of Parliament (MPs).
Ting also thanked former Prime Minster Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin for his contribution to Sarawak during his 17-month tenure.
“He (Muhyiddin) had done a lot to Sarawak, we will certainly not forget the huge contributions from him in recognising Sarawak’s rights and our State laws on oil and gas by instructing Petronas to drop the court appeal and pay Sarawak the five per cent State Sales Tax (SST) on exported petroleum products amounting to RM 2.95 billion for 2019,” he explained.
With the appointment of Malaysia’s ninth prime minister, Ting also urged all MPs to stop bickering and start focusing on the rakyat in battling against Covid-19 instead. — DayakDaily