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[Watch] Tiong King Sing Dancing With Locals Convinces Netizens He’s The Right Tourism Minister

[Watch] Tiong King Sing Dancing With Locals Convinces Netizens He’s The Right Tourism Minister

A few netizens explained that it’s part of the tradition to celebrate guests with dancing in Sarawak.

Adeline Leong

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Not many Malaysians are happy with the new Cabinet line-up under the Unity Government, which was announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim yesterday (2 December).

The trimmed Cabinet list still managed to include new ministries and new faces, and only time can tell if the decision is well thought out.

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Despite the outcome, an old video went viral and managed to make some Malaysians online chuckle.

The video showed Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing, who was recently named the Tourism Minister, allegedly dancing and connecting with Sarawakian locals during a Gawai celebration.

At some point, Tiong looked like he had to take a breather after lots of dancing and making merry with the people.

The Bintulu MP is also the president of the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) and Dudong assemblyman.

PDP is one of the four component parties in Gabungan Parti Sarawak, along with Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) and Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS).

Netizens jokingly said the humorous clip was proof enough that Tiong is the right person for the job as the Tourism Minister.

People online also thanked whoever resurfaced the video for brightening their day with a good laugh.

A netizen, believed to be a Sarawakian, shared that Tiong has always strongly fought for Sarawakians and respected their way of life. Netizens also said Tiong is the most helpful MP in Bintulu.

While partying may seem excessive to others, another netizen explained that it’s the Iban tradition to celebrate guests. Tiong surviving the celebration in a longhouse is considered a feat to some locals and he has garnered respect among them.


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