The Borneo Post (Sabah)

STAR sec-gen to be sworn in as deputy minister today


KOTA KINABALU: The secretaryg­eneral of Sabah’s Party Solidariti Tanah Airku (STAR) Datuk Guandee Kohoi has confirmed that he will be sworn in today (April 16) as the new Deputy Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister.

The nominated senator said he is filling in the vacancy allocated to the party which was vacated when president Datuk Jeffrey Kitingan resigned to become the Deputy Chief Minister.

“It’s not a new post. Basically this post was Datuk Jeffrey’s post and allocated to Sabah STAR and when he left, the prime minister said that they will find a way to fill it up,” he said when contacted by Malay Mail.

“Last December, I became a senator and he said I was elected for the post but there could not be a ceremony because the palace was closed due to the lockdown.”

Since the Istana was reopened for investitur­e ceremonies, Guandee said he will be undergoing the swearing-in ceremony today.

Sabah STAR is one of the component parties in Perikatan Nasional.

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