KUCHING, July 25 -- Sarawak minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah today commended his state Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Ministry's newest intern Violet Yong for her curiosity and keenness to learn more about the workings of the state government.

He said the Gabungan Parti Sarawak state government may include the DAP politician in its programmes to promote the hornbill state.

"She will be attached to the ministry's agencies, including the Sarawak Tourism Board and the Museum Department.

"We may include her in our tourism promotion programmes in future," he told reporters after opening a lecture programme of the 13th Asian Pacific Orchid Conference at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching.

Karim, who is the state tourism,...