Anyi Ngau

KUCHING: Baram Member of Parliament (MP) Anyi Ngau is the new Malaysian Cocoa Board (MCB) chairman replacing his predecessor Ranau MP Jonathan Yasin.

His appointment was announced through a Facebook post by the Plantations and Commodities Ministry (MPC) yesterday.

Anyi, who is a former district officer for Limbang and Marudi, was first elected as MP in 2013 for the constituency of Baram and was reelected in 2018.

The Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) MP was touted to replace PDP president Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing as Deputy National Unity Minister.

This was followed after Tiong rejected the deputy minister post, insisting that he wants to serve the nation in another capacity.

Also announced yesterday was the appointment of PAS Sarawak deputy commissioner Muhtar Suhaili as chairman of Malaysian Palm Oil Certification Council (MPOCC).