Perak MB to meet Yong over exco post

Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu says the state administration should be given priority.

IPOH: Perak Menteri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu will meet Paul Yong Choo Kiong soon to discuss his position in the state executive council after Yong was charged yesterday with raping his maid.

“I have yet to meet him. We will discuss (the matter) when we meet because I feel the state administration should be given priority.

“Insya Allah (God willing), at the meeting, we will sort out whatever problems there may be,” Faizal told reporters after the opening of the Tuanku Zara Aquatic Centre by the Raja Permaisuri of Perak, Tuanku Zara Salim, here today.

He was asked to comment on Yong’s reluctance to take leave from his exco post after he was charged in the Sessions Court here yesterday with raping his Indonesian maid at his house last month.

Yong, who is the Housing and Local Government, Public Transport, Non-Muslim Affairs and New Village Committee chairman, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Tronoh assemblyman refused to go on leave despite having been advised to do so by Faizal pending the disposal of the case, saying he wanted to continue serving the people.

Meanwhile, Perak DAP chairman Nga Kor Ming declined to comment on the case, saying it could be considered sub judice.

Last month, Nga had said that appropriate action would be taken depending on the outcome of the investigation against Yong.