Hornbill Unleashed

February 25, 2014

Taib to get papers as head of state on Friday


Outgoing Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud is expected to have an audience with Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Shah Mu’adzam on Friday to receive his credentials as the seventh Sarawak Yang di-Pertua Negeri.

Bernama has learned that the audience will be held at Istana Negara at 3pm and Taib will return to Kuching on the same day.

In a statement today, the Sarawak Chief Minister’s Department said the new Yang di-Pertua Negeri would be given a rousing reception at the Kuching International Airport at 8pm on his return from Kuala Lumpur.

The new Yang di-Pertua Negeri will be sworn-in at the Sarawak State Assembly in Petra Jaya on Saturday.

Bernama also learned that Sarawak Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office Adenan Satem (left) will be sworn-in as the new Sarawak chief minister on Friday, before outgoing Yang di-Pertua Negeri Abang Muhammad Salahuddin at Astana Negeri at 9am.

It will Abang Muhammad’s final official ceremony before Taib takes over as Sarawak’s head of state.

With his appointment as the Yang di-Pertua Negeri, Taib has to step down as Parti Pesaka Bumiputera (PBB) president and Balingian assemblyman.

A by-election will be held in Balingian if the state seat is declared vacant.

In the 2011 state election, Taib retained the Balingian seat in a three-cornered fight, defeating Suriati Abdullah of PKR and Salleh Jafaruddin (Independent) by a 5,154 vote-majority.

The term of the Sarawak State Assembly term ends on June 20, 2016.

– Bernama



  1. Congrate lah Pehmoh, in order to celebrate your naik pangkat to ATAS, & lagi ATAS, please declare a public holiday lah, boleh ? we need a rest lah, pehmoh.

    Comment by tiuniamah — February 25, 2014 @ 2:11 PM | Reply

  2. Is PKR,DAP and other member of opposition are invited for the occasion?

    Comment by loyarburok — February 25, 2014 @ 12:52 PM | Reply

    • maybe this pehmoh will let Msia Cow Coy to arrange dinner for the Oppo, then declaring Oppo candidates committing “suit side”.

      Comment by tiuniamah — February 25, 2014 @ 4:16 PM | Reply

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