Vaccinated 8-year-olds Chung, Lee ‘photobombed’ by Abang Jo and deputies

Chung (front right) and Lee (front left) in a group photo with Abang Johari (back centre), Uggah (back right) and Dr Sim.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Feb 12: This must have been a lucky day for eight-year-olds Jayden Chung and Ben Lee to have gotten a group photo with Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg and his deputies.

The two boys who had just been jabbed with Covid-19 vaccine were having their best time ‘cheese-ing’ and chuckling at the photo booth when they were interrupted by Abang Johari and his entourage.


At first, the cheeky boys had not noticed the sudden crowd and was focusing on striking the best poses for their parents.

They soon sensed too many pairs of eyes on them and scurried away to politely give way to the next in line – the Chief Minister.

Abang Johari must have found them adorable that he gestured for the boys to come back for another photo where Deputy Chief Ministers Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas and Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian joined in.

This time, they were rained down with camera clicks and flashes but the young fellows not for one second shied away from the attention.

Chung and Lee were among the 308 children from two schools namely SJKC Chung Hua Stampin and SJKC Chung Hua Pangkalan Baru who are receiving their vaccines at Kota Sentosa health clinic here today.

Parents bringing their children for vaccination at Kota Sentosa Health Clinic here today (Feb 12, 2022).

From observation, the number of school children brought by parents and guardians to the clinic for vaccination this morning was encouraging.

It is the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) target to complete 50 per cent first-dose vaccination on eligible children aged five to 11 by the end of February. — Dayakdaily