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February 12, 2014

Adenan Satem will be new Sarawak CM


Adenan Satem will take over from Abdul Taib Mahmud as the Sarawak chief minister.

This was announced after Taib handed his resignation latter to Sarawak governor Abang Muhammad Salahuddin today.

Taib’s resignation will take effect from Feb 28 – the day the current governor’s term ends.

Taib spent about an hour at Astana Negeri. He told reporters later that Adenan has the full backing of Sarawak BN to take over.

Adenan is currently the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) information chief and special adviser to the chief minister, with the status of a state cabinet minister.
He was formerly a lawyer and at one time was Taib’s brother-in-law.

He resigned as federal natural resources minister in 2008 and went on a short political hiatus.

In 2011, he was fielded by PBB in the state elections, defending his seat of Tanjung Datu, which he won with a comfortable majority.
Adenan, 70, is believed to be suffering from heart complications.

He was one of three personalities thought likely to take over the chief minister position, along with PBB senior vice-president Awang Tengah Ali Hassan and party deputy president Abang Johari Openg.

There is speculation that Putrajaya is not in favour of Adenan taking over. Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s visit to Kuching this evening has fuelled such speculations further


  1. So this is Taib’s so-called “masterstroke”? Where’s the surprise? Where’s the “wow!” factor? Pathetic!

    Comment by Hornbill Leashed and Gagged — February 13, 2014 @ 10:14 AM | Reply

  2. At last he has achieved his wish to a CM so do the Melayu community. Main stream media would be filled with congratulatory messages in the next few days notably from cronies companies. Anyway we wish him all the best for the new post, the post he was hijacked of few years back. That incident almost cost him his life. It must be a great tribulation for him.

    Comment by binong pala — February 12, 2014 @ 9:07 PM | Reply

    • Adenan Satem is 100% Melanau. Period.

      Comment by Mata Kuching — February 13, 2014 @ 5:59 PM | Reply

      • Jangan turun dia punya pangkat. Nanti dia marah. Mungkin you tidak dapat project jaga jamban di Satok.The family is an elite Melayu family in Kuching owned supermarkets chain in Kuching. The nephews were my ex-schoolmate.

        Comment by binong pala — February 13, 2014 @ 7:30 PM | Reply

  3. The whole point is not about Adenan’s capability. Its about political culture and institution. There is a political party called PBB not PBabi! It has its complete structure. Use it properly and adhere to it. Then we can be called civilized men, nothing more or less!

    Comment by Awang Meroyan — February 12, 2014 @ 6:34 PM | Reply

    • You must be an UMNO fella

      Comment by looes74 — February 12, 2014 @ 7:51 PM | Reply

    • Are you saying the hierarchy system of a typical monarchy rules? The next to rule need not have to be smart or shrewd as long he has eyes,nose,mouth and is a complete human being. The criteria of meritocracy is not necessary even the country is riddled with corruption and mismanagement. He would continue the work of his predecessor.

      Comment by binong pala — February 12, 2014 @ 9:32 PM | Reply

      • Hmmm…..adenam is melayu meh?

        Comment by looes74 — February 12, 2014 @ 10:38 PM | Reply

  4. WTF. Whoever succeeds the paramount thief minister, Taib Mahmud, has been handpicked and shall continue to be another thief minister to plunder Sarawak and grab more NCR land. Adenan had previously opposed the Court’s intepretation of NCR land and ruling in favour of NCR landowners. Dayaks must stand united to oppose Adenan as CM by voting Pakatan into power in the next state election. MACC has 400 plus files on Taib Mahmud and until today there was no furthur actions from the AGD.

    Comment by Awaken Dayak — February 12, 2014 @ 6:14 PM | Reply

    • Err…….Adenam take over means only Taib eat sarawak……….Wait till UMNO takes over…..Sarawak will surely mampus

      By the way, PKR please fuck off from contesting Balingan…….Leave it to DAP

      PKR contest 47, only win 3

      So fuck off

      Comment by looes74 — February 12, 2014 @ 7:52 PM | Reply

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