The Borneo Post (Sabah)
Guan Dee's appointment an honour to STAR – Jeffrey
KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (STAR) president Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Jeffrey Kitingan congratulated party secretary general Datuk Guan Dee Kohoi on his appointment as a deputy federal minister yesterday.
Jeffrey believes Kohoi's appointment is beneficial to Sabah, especially its tourism industry, as well as a recognition of the party by the current federal government.
“I am delighted because Kohoi will be able to carry on the work I started when I held the role last year.
“Even though my tenure at the ministry was brief, I was fully dedicated to it. I left the ministry with a heavy heart as I felt like I was already a part of this ministry, but I am relieved that someone who shares my ideal has taken my place.
“Kohoi is already acquainted with the ministry as he was always with me when I held his current post. As a result, he is no stranger to the demands and responsibilities of this ministry.
“As we all know, the tourism industry is critical to Sabah's economy, and with him in charge, industry players will have a friend who understands Sabah's situation better,” he said.
Jeffrey, who held the role since March of last year, vacated it after being appointed deputy chief minister.