Friday, 20 January 2017

I'm still junior - Karim

January 20, 2017

KUCHING: Assistant Minister for Housing Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah is not expecting a promotion soon given his relatively short tenure in the state cabinet.

Met by reporters after the swearing-in ceremony yesterday, he admitted “I’m still junior” while pointing out that many of his counterparts had served longer than he has.

“I’m still junior. There are still so many assistant ministers who are (more) senior,” he said after the ceremony at the State Legislative Assembly Complex in Petra Jaya here.

Abdul Karim, who is also Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports, added that it was the prerogative of the chief minister whether he would be promoted to a full cabinet minister later.

“When it comes to this, we leave it to the Chief Minister (Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg).”

Among the assistant ministers who have served longer than Abdul Karim are Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais, Datuk Francis Harden Hollis, Datuk John Sikie Tayai and Datuk Lee Kim Shin.

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