Penny Wong engages with locals in KK's suburb town


KOTA KINABALU: Sabah-born Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong spent part of her morning engaging with the community at a local hotspot in Luyang here on Thursday (June 30).

Foh Sang was thronged by locals who had come to see Wong, who frequented the place during her younger days growing up in the state capital.

She arrived at around 10.20am, and was accompanied by Luyang assemblyman Ginger Phoong Jin Zhe for the walkabout.

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Earlier, she visited the Kinabalu International School (KIS) which she used to attend before emigrating to Australia.

Asked by students about her time in their school, she promptly replied that she "was not much of the studying type and preferred sports and swimming".

Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong (middle) greeted by lion dance troupe upon arriving at Foh Sang, Luyang. She was accompanied by Luyang assemblyman Ginger Phoong Jin Zhe.Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong (middle) greeted by lion dance troupe upon arriving at Foh Sang, Luyang. She was accompanied by Luyang assemblyman Ginger Phoong Jin Zhe.

She also told them she had climbed Mount Kinabalu seven times over the years, whenever she came home during holidays to see her father Datuk Francis Wong and other relatives.

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She told the youngsters that she would love to spend more time in Sabah and visit Tanjung Aru beach as well as areas like Kundasang.

Wong also visited the grave of her grandmother Fung Lai Shim at the cemetery at Mile 5, Jalan Tuaran here.

She laid a wreath at the grave and said a prayer, according to her brother James Wong.

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