However, he says the state government would cooperate with the federal government as certain things were still under the Putrajaya’s jurisdiction

KUCHING: Sarawak Chief Minister Abang Johari Openg has denied that the state government intends to join Pakatan Harapan (Pakatan).

However, he said the state government would cooperate with the federal government as certain things were still under the Putrajaya’s jurisdiction.

“No (on joining Pakatan)… What we will have is some sort of collaboration like what I have said in my statement before this… There must be a collaboration because certain areas are under federal (government),” he told reporters here last night.

Abang Johari, who is also Sarawak Barisan Nasional chairman, said the decision on not joining Pakatan did not mean that they wanted to become a strong opposition but it was made for the benefit of the Sarawakians.

Asked on the implementation of previously announced projects, Abang Johari said those under the state government were not affected due to own funding.

“As for federal government projects, I leave (the matter) to them,” he added.

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