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February 27, 2014

Taib to vacate Balingian seat on Friday

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Aidila Razak

Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud will vacate his Balingian state legislative assembly seat on Friday, thus resigning as chief minister after more than three decades.

According to Berita Harian, the vacation notice has been submitted to the legislative assembly Speaker Mohd Asfia Awang Nassar.

Abdul Taib will be succeeded as chief minister by Adenan Satem (left), while Taib himself has been nominated by his party PBB to the post of state governor.

Taib’s likely appointment as governor received strong objections from the Opposition including PKR Pandan MP MP Rafizi Ramli and Batu Lintang assemblyperson See Chee How, who yesterday attempted to send a memorandum to the Prime Minister’s Department on the matter.

The memorandum pertained to allegations of corruption through timber kickbacks against Taib, vis a vis his nomination as Sarawak governor.

However, Rafizi told reporters today that the Prime Minister’s Department refused to accept the duo’s memorandum.

He said that this is despite the PKR duo already setting an appointment and confirming it the day before.

He said that they had to abandon their plans after being given the runaround for an hour at the Prime Minister’s Department, as See had to catch a flight back to Sarawak.

“An officer from the Prime Minister’s Department even attempted to interrogate me to ask who had initially made the appointment on their side,”Rafizi (right) said at the PKR headquarters in Selangor.

He said that the refusal to accept the memorandum also shows that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has no say over Taib, despite being BN chief.

He added that if an elected representative had problems sending a memorandum to the Prime Minister’s Department, what more the rakyat.

PBB’s grip in Sarawak

Meanwhile Sarawak PKR chief Ahmad Nazib Johari said Taib’s impending appointment as governor reflects PBB’s grip in Sarawak.

He said that the state constitution says that the governor is appointed on advice from the chief minister.

Although Taib will be recommended by his successor Adenan, the decision to only send Taib’s name would have been made while he was still in office.

“Taib will resign as chief minister and be appointed as governor within a few hours. This shows their political chess game,” he said.

Sarawak PKR has also submitted a memorandum on the matter to the Agong, and was informed by palace secretariat that the matter will be discussed at the Rulers’ Council today if the Agong deems fit.


  1. What have Taib done to help the poor people in Sarawak?

    3% atau lebih 66 ribu rakyat Sarawak hidup dalam kemiskinan atau kemiskinan tegar.
    Sarawak mempunyai rezab sebanyak RM22 billion, tetapi wang itu tidak digunakan untuk membangunkan negeri Sarawak dan ramai rakyat yang mengganggur!

    Comment by Qina — February 27, 2014 @ 12:39 PM | Reply

  2. Mr. Worst Nation is going to iron his black trousers and black long sleeve on Friday,28th. It seems that it’s black Friday. Or it is just a metaphorical gesture. Or both of the occasions of a new CM and a head of state signalled the demise of Dayak spirits as majority race in Sarawak. Unrecognised status of kampong galau and tanah pemekai menua spelt the doom of the Dayak right to their ancestry land.However, I am not so sure how the other BN Dayak component parties members react to the occasions? Brian, tell me.

    Comment by loyarburok — February 27, 2014 @ 10:51 AM | Reply

    • Once again our very own Dayaks YBs will line up, heads down and tails between their legs with hands out stretched to received the little that they will be given while the cronies, family members and supporters of the new cm will come through the back door and sapu all the Dayaks pemakai menua and pulau galau. That’s what will happened when the new cm takes over because he has already told us Dayaks loud and clear that our claims to our Pemakai menua and pulau galau is like asking for the moon and the stars!!!

      Our Dayak YBs will sell us out again to this new cm and it is up to us majority Dayaks to fight for our survival.

      As for the new tuan gabenor, he will be wearing DRESS and short SKIRT just like the queen in his advisory role to the new cm.

      Comment by brian — February 27, 2014 @ 2:23 PM | Reply

      • Dayak YBs should be addressed as Yang Tak Berguna. Yang Angkat Bodek,Yang Berbohong,Yang,Yang Bertipu Yang membodohkan rakyat.

        Comment by loyarburok — February 27, 2014 @ 8:00 PM | Reply

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