Shafie Apdal Calls On Finance Minister; Discussions On Key Projects

Shafie (second right) and Lim (third left) deep in discussion while leaving Lim’s office in Putrajaya Wednesday. Also in the picture are (from left) Stephen Wong, Datuk Dr Yusof Yacob and Datuk Peter Anthony.

PUTRAJAYA: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Mohd Shafie bin Haji Apdal had a meeting with Minister of Finance, Lim Guan Eng, at the latter’s office in Putrajaya Wednesday.

The courtesy call, among others, was to discuss about speeding up federal projects in Sabah, as well as the Pan Borneo Highway project – considered key projects for the State.

The Chief Minister was accompanied by three other members of his cabinet during the hour-long meeting.

They were Minister of Infrastructure Development, Datuk Peter Anthony, Minister of Education and Innovation, Datuk Dr Yusof Yacob and Minister of Health and People’s Well-being, Datuk Stephen Wong.

Shafie (third left) speaks while Lim (centre) listens attentively during the meeting at the Finance Minister’s office in Putrajaya Wednesday.

Datuk Shafie also attended the Rulers’ Conference held at Istana Negara, earlier Wednesday morning.

He accompanied, Sabah Head of State, Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Juhar Mahiruddin to attend the 250th meeting.

The one-day meeting which began at 10.30am was chaired by the Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail.

All the Malay Rulers, except the sultans of Pahang, Johor, Kedah and Kelantan were present as well as the heads of states for Penang, Melaka, Sabah and Sarawak.