Yii pledges to continue pushing for law reforms started by late Minister

By Emma Victoria

BANDAR Kuching MP Dr Kevin Yii recalled how Datuk Liew Vui Keong, who died this morning, encouraged the former to keep the good fight and do what is right.

“I remember the first Parliament session after I submitted my first emergency motion on rabies, he was then the Law Minister, came and told me that I was doing good as a first-term MP.

“His words meant so much to a young MP like me then and I never forgot his advises and words of encouragement until today,” he said.

“It is so hard to learn about your (Liew) passing…,” he wrote on his Facebook.

“We have seen your passion for law reforms and had the privilege to work with you on some including issues such as Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC), death penalty, Malaysia Agreement 1963 and even efforts to attempted suicide. I will continue to fight for law reforms that you were so passionate about,” he added.

The Parti Warisan Sabah leader and Batu Sapi MP had been under intensive care at the Gleneagles Hospital in Kota Kinabalu due to a collapsed lung but succumbed this morning.

Liew, 60 was initially hospitalised for a slipped disc but later contracted pneumonia.

He was said to have lost consciousness due to lung failure and had been in critical condition until his death.