Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg must explain why the state government invested in the development of a children’s specialist hospital in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.
Sarawak DAP chairman Chong Chieng Jen (pic) said he had received the report from the Ministry of Finance that the development of the hospital involved an investment of RM600mil through a joint venture between the State Financial Secretary Sarawak and a private company, Zecon Berhad.
“There is no reason for the state government to come out with the investment and be involved in the development of the hospital outside Sarawak while complaining of the poor standard of medical facilities in Sarawak,” he told a press conference here Sunday (Nov 25).
On another note, Chong who is Deputy Domestic Trade and Consumers Affair Minister, said Sarawak cannot continue to be an opposition state, or else it would continue to be left behind in terms of development and distribution of welfare benefits from the federal government to the people of Sarawak. – Bernama