Sarawak minister says he feels ashamed over Bintulu MP's remarks against Health DG


KUCHING: A Sarawak minister has taken Bintulu MP Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing to task for criticising Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah over the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah (pic) said he was shocked to hear Tiong asking in Parliament if the Health director-general was afraid to die because he did not go to Sabah at the height of the Covid-19 spike.

"I felt ashamed also because it came from a Sarawakian. (Tiong) might be a Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) leader but I don't agree (with what he said).

"He should be more courteous in Parliament and know how to use his words properly," he told reporters at the Sarawak Legislative Assembly here on Thursday (Nov 12).

Tiong's remarks while debating Budget 2021 on Wednesday (Nov 11) sparked a shouting match in the Dewan Rakyat.

He later defended his words, saying he was expressing the frustrations of frontliners and the people over Covid-19.

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