My brother in law received an sms,” We have a State Minister in Michael Manyin,Assistant Minister In Peter Nansian and now we have a Deputy Federal Minister in James Dawos. What else can our race ask for? The Bidayuhs up and down the country must be rejoicing and we thank God for a Belated Christmas Present. The groundswell of dissatisfaction on being left out and overlooked in positions and postings has paid dividends. Sometimes it does pay to make a little noise here and there and our Bidayuh leaders must be commended.
The full report from an internet portal Malaysiakini Mambong member of parliament Dr James Dawos Mamit has been named by the prime minister as the new deputy tourism minister to replace Sulaiman Abdul Taib who resigned recently.
Mamit, 61, will be sworn in as the deputy minister on Jan 13, said a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office.
Mamit, a Bidayuh, is a supreme council member of the Sarawak-based Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB).
Yesterday Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud said that the vacant post must be filled by someone from his party, PBB, adding that he had submitted a name to Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak
Sulaiman, 41, who is also PBB Youth vice-chief, was appointed deputy tourism minister on March 19, 2008, when Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was the prime minister and retained the post when Najib took over as prime minister in April last year.
However, he resigned recently for health reasons.
There have been speculations that Abdul Taib is planning to contest his son at the next Sarawak state election, due by 2011, and begin grooming him as a possible successor.
There were also rumours that Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin, who was overlooked by Najib when he named his cabinet eight months ago, be picked as a minister in a minor reshuffle hastened by Sulaiman’s resignation.”
“It is indeed a Joyous and Memorable day for all Bidayuhs around the country” Our congratulations from audie61 to the New Deputy Tourism Minister . Make us proud…