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Sarawak not joining Pakatan Harapan

Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg

Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg

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KUCHING, May 14 2018 : Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has denied that the state government intends to join Pakatan Harapan (PH).

However, he said the state government would cooperate with the federal government as certain things were still under the Putrajaya’s jurisdiction.

“No (on joining PH)… What we will have is some sort of collaboration like what I have said in my statement before this… There must be a collaboration because certain areas are under federal (government),” he told reporters here last night.

Abang Johari, who is also Sarawak Barisan Nasional chairman, said the decision on not joining PH did not mean that they wanted to become a strong opposition but it was made for the benefit of the Sarawakians.

Asked on the implementation of previously announced projects, Abang Johari said those under the state government were not affected due to own funding.

“As for federal government projects, I leave (the matter) to them,” he added. – Bernama

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