Malaysia Politics

Anthony Loke's wife attended official meeting with his counterpart in Beijing

Transport Minister's wife attending official meeting in China

Anthony Loke Siew Fook
Malaysian Transport Minister

MCA or any party reserves the right to question Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook on the reason for his wife, Ng Chi Ling to attend an official meeting with his Chinese counterpart in Beijing, China last month. It is in the interest of the nation.

In a statement yesterday, MCA international communication and diplomacy bureau chief Tee Ching Seng pointed out that Loke's wife was in a photograph of an official meeting with Li Xiaopeng.

The photograph was posted on Loke's Facebook page on 26 January 2019.

Anthony Loke and his China counterpart
Li Xiaopeng

In October 2018, the government had announced that ministers' spouses were no longer allowed to join them on official trips that are less than seven days.

Responding to the issue, transport minister Anthony Loke clarified that his Chinese counterpart Li Xiaopeng had invited his wife to sit in the meeting held in Beijing.

"If the Chinese minister allowed her to sit there, what's MCA's problem?" he told a press conference in Putrajaya yesterday evening.

The transport ministry's official meeting between China and Malaysia in Beijing

Meanwhile, the minister's special functions officer Chung Yi Fan also responded to MCA regarding the duration of the trip.

According to him, the trip was from 16 to 22 January 2019, which meets Putrajaya's seven-day requirement for official trips where spouses could tag along.

The aide cited a government circular, which states that the duration included travel days.

by Fauzi Kadir
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