Friday, April 29, 2016

#PRNSarawak : Weekly Cabinet meeting moved to Kuching

With eight Cabinet ministers who are from Sarawak, it is only appropriate that the weekly Cabinet meeting be held here - the first time it is held outside the Federal capital in 17 years it  - to coincide with the state elections.

Culture and Tourism Minister  Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz (pic) said it was more convenient for the ministers to meet in Kuching ahead of the elections on May 7.

The meeting is scheduled for the coming Wednesday held at Wisma Bapa Malaysia, which is now vacant due to the dissolution of the state assembly.

This was also because there are eight Federal ministers from Sarawak in the Cabinet, compared to three previously, Nazri told The Star Online.

"Next week is just a few more days before voting and of course the Sarawak ministers would not be able to attend the meeting in Kuala Lumpur.

“It is also convenient for other ministers in the relevant portfolios to be around during the Sarawak election and it is convenient for us too,” he said.

Nazri said the last Cabinet meeting held outside Kuala Lumpur was in 1999 in Langkawi during the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (Lima).

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