Abang Johari denies state BN joining Pakatan Harapan


Abang Johari speaking to reporters after the IDECS welcoming dinner. — Photo by Muhammad Rais Sanusi

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has strongly denied that the state Barisan Nasional (BN) will be joining Pakatan Harapan (PH).

Speaking to reporters after a welcoming dinner for IDECS 2018 at a leading hotel here last night, he said his first priority is the interest of the Sarawakian people and spurring the state’s economy.

“There would however be a certain collaboration with the federal government because of the federal system,” he said.

According to him, state projects which he has announced are in fact funded by the state and will not be affected by the change of government at the federal level.

Abang Johari, however, refused to comment on projects carried out under the previous federal administration, saying those projects will be subjected to the decision of the new government.

Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) will be holding a supreme council meeting at its headquarters on Wednesday, believed to be concerning the direction of the party in the wake of BN’s collapse in the just-concluded May 9 polls.