MP returns for duty

Andrew Wong Ling Biu

KUCHING: Covid-19 survivor, Democratic Action Party’s (DAP) Sarikei MP Andrew Wong Ling Biu has returned for duty, attending the party’s meeting via video conferencing on Thursday night (June 18).

Wong was hospitalised in March after testing positive for Covid-19 and endured a harrowing fight to beat the coronavirus. He was in coma for 42 days.

He was discharged from Sibu Hospital on May 30, after being hospitalised for nearly three months.

Sarawak DAP deputy chairman David Wong earlier this month was quoted as saying that the Sarikei MP was resting at home and that the party was not thinking of rushing him back to work.

Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii in a Facebook post shared that Wong attended the party meeting for the first time since making full recovery.

“Had a good discussion and updates on recent political developments in our country. Whatever the developments may be, our focus is still the same and we will continue serving the people to the best of our capacity regardless of our position.

“One of the good things today is to see Wong Ling Biu (Sarikei) joining us in the meeting as well after recovering from Covid-19, after being in a coma for 42 days,” he said.

Meanwhile, Lanang MP Alice Lau also welcomed her Sarikei counterpart back to duty. “We are really happy that Wong Ling Biu is back and joined the Zoom meeting tonight,” she said in a Facebook post.