GPS MPs well-represented in key ministries

Datuk Snowdan Lawan

KUCHING: It is heartening to note that the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) MPs from Sarawak are well-represented in key ministries in the new Federal Cabinet line-up, said Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) Youth chief Datuk Snowdan Lawan.

“Going by this representation and the nature of the portfolios, Sarawak interests seem favourable and the state will benefit from it,” he said when contacted on Friday (Aug 27).

He noted that there were not many changes in the new Federal Cabinet line-up unveiled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob earlier yesterday (Friday), in so far as Sarawak GPS’ representation was concerned.

“Except for Santubong MP Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, the rest are almost status quo as per their portfolios during Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s Perikatan Nasional (PN) administration,” he said.

He congratulated Wan Junaidi on his appointment as Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Parliament and Law).

“It fits it as a lawyer himself and he is well-versed in matters of law and parliamentary affairs,” said Snowdan, who is also Assistant Minister of Youth and Sports and Balai Ringin assemblyman.

He also extended his congratulations to all other Sarawak MPs who had been reappointed to their respective portfolios.

“The Prime Minister has also put a requisite that performance is to be gauged in the first 100 days, which is a good thing,” he said.

He pointed out that in view of the current Covid-19 pandemic, much was expected from Khairy Jamaluddin, who now takes the helm in the Health Ministry to combat the pandemic.

“Issues such as vaccination for those aged 12 to 17 years and the third dose booster are expected to float,” he said.

“Likewise, for the Ministry of Youth & Sports, we sincerely hope there is continuity in our agenda which is to empower our youths, scout for talents, and produce world-class athletes and make Sarawak a sports powerhouse in the very near future,” added Snowdan.