Sabah govt dithers over health portfolio despite surge in Covid-19 cases

Ng Xiang Yi

Modified 10 Oct 2020, 2:15 am

The full Sabah cabinet line-up was officially sworn in on Thursday, but there was no health portfolio assigned to any of the state ministers despite Sabah being the epicentre of the new Covid-19 wave in the country.

When contacted, Sabah deputy chief minister Bung Moktar Radin explained that this was to prevent the overlapping of job scopes as health is under the purview of the federal government.

However, Bung told Malaysiakini that the Sabah cabinet would discuss the matter at a meeting set for Oct 14...

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