Uggah: No specific discussion on ministerial appointment when meeting Muhyiddin

Uggah (5th right) and the rest of the dignitaries attending the official launch of four projects under HDA at Long Bedian today (Mar 2, 2020)

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Brad Rantayy

MIRI, Mar 2: There was no specific discussion on ministerial appointment when Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg met with Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on Sunday evening.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas who was also present at the meeting told the media after the Earth Breaking Ceremony for four projects worth RM56.3 million under Highland Development Agency at Long Bedian here today.

“Nothing specific,” said Uggah.

Uggah (front row, first right) being briefed by HDA on the four projects launched today (Mar 2, 2020).

When probed further the reason there was no discussions on ministerial appointment, Uggah said it was still too early a stage as Muhyiddin has yet to assume office duty.

To end the political impasse overtaking Putrajaya the whole of last week, the King has appointed Muhyiddin to be the new prime minister on Saturday (Feb 29).  He was sworn in by the King yesterday (Sunday, Mar 1) and will only assume office duty starting this morning.

Uggah refused to divulge further details on ministerial appointment and referred the media to the chief minister, who is also Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) president.

On the GPS’ relationship with Perikatan Nasional, which was formed by Muhyiddin, Uggah said GPS has been taking a ‘friendly’ approach towards the new ruling coalition.

“We are not in that group (Perikatan Nasional), we just cooperate (with them),” he reiterated.

In responding to question on DAP Sarawak chief Chong Chien Jen’s willingness to work together with GPS prior to Muhyiddin’s appointment as prime minister, Uggah just smiled and quipped – ” Do you trust him (Chong)?”  — DayakDaily