KOTA KINABALU: Sabah political events a part of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s unity authorities received seven deputy minister posts after earlier grumbling that it had been shortchanged within the Cabinet with solely two full ministers.
However, this time Parti Warisan and Sabah Barisan Nasional had been slotted within the deputy minister line-up after each events had been unnoticed within the Cabinet announcement final week.
Sabah Barisan received three deputy ministers, Sabah Pakatan received two whereas Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) and Warisan one every.
Among Sabah Barisan’s Umno MPs to be picked as deputy ministers had been Beaufort MP Datuk Siti Aminah Aching (Plantation and Commodities Ministry) and Kimanis MP Datuk Mohamad Alamin (Foreign Ministry) in addition to Pensiangan MP Datuk Arthur Kurup (Science Technology and Innovation Ministry), who’s Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS) deputy president.
Two others had been from Sabah Pakatan – DAP’s Kota Kinabalu MP Chan Foong Hin (Agriculture and Food Industry Ministry) and PKR’s Sepanggar MP Mustapha Sakmud (Human Resources Ministry).
GRS’ Batu Sapi MP Khairul Firdaus Akbarkhan was appointed as Tourism, Culture and Arts Deputy Minister. Khairul is Sabah Bersatu info chief.
Warisan’s Lahad Datu MP Datuk Yusof Apdal was named Higher Education Deputy Minister.
Sabah Barisan chairman Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin and Warisan president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal couldn’t be reached for fast touch upon the appointments of their MPs.
With solely two ministers from Sabah named in Anwar’s Cabinet, Bung had contended that Sabah was under-represented within the federal Cabinet as a complete of 24 of the 25 state MPs had been in assist of the unity authorities.
When contacted, Mohamad mentioned that he was stunned to be named as Deputy Foreign Minister.
“It is kind of difficult and a very new space for me, however I’ve to be taught. I feel I’ll be taught from my minister Datuk Seri Zambri Abdul Kadir,” mentioned Mohamad, who was beforehand a deputy training minister.
The different newly appointed deputy ministers from Sabah couldn’t instantly be contacted for feedback.