KOTA KINABALU: State ministers will be informed to bring their spouses whenever attending official functions, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.
Wives can give full support to their husbands in the effort to bring Sabah to greater heights , he said after receiving a courtesy call from the Association of Wives of Sabah Assemblymen, Perwisa, at his office here today.
He said that although the state was facing an uphill task, he believed support from family and spouses will greatly help to deal with the challenges.
Furthermore, the wives can also assist by listening to the rakyat and finding out what they needed most, he said.
Perwisa led by Datin Seri Panglima Shuryani Datuk Shuaib later briefed the Chief Minister of the association’s activities and said it would be visiting all constituencies in the state to help the sick and the poor.
She said they could do this by helping to pay some of their expenses and education.
The association also sought assistance of the Chief Minister to set up Rumah Perwisa as its base in Tanjung Aru.
Perwisa is led by its chairperson, Shuryani and consists of deputy chairperson, Datin Seri Panglima Dr Jainah Sintian, secretary Datin Azizah Beniamen, deputy secretary, Anita Mohd Shamin and treasurer, Haninah Talip.
The bureau chiefs are Datin Faridah Mohammad for religion, Sabariya Tahir for culture, Laminah Lokmam for welfare, Ales Poon for sports, and Zainatunnisa Ibrahim for public relations.-SabahNewsToday