Hornbill Unleashed

March 1, 2014

Taib is new Sarawak Governor


He succeeds Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin Abang Barieng whose term of office ended yesterday.

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, today presented Taib Mahmud with the instrument of appointment as the new Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sarawak, at the Istana Negara here.

The ceremony took place at the Small Throne Hall and was witnessed by Prime Minister  Najib Tun Razak, Deputy Prime Minister  Muhyiddin Yassin and the new Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem.

Abdul Taib, who stepped down as the chief minister of Sarawak effective today after almost 33 years in office, takes office tomorrow as the seventh Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sarawak, succeeding Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin Abang Barieng whose term of office ended yesterday.

He was the fourth chief minister of Sarawak, having assumed the office on March 26, 1981, by succeeding his uncle Tun Abdul Rahman Ya’kub.


  1. It’s very hard to forgive this old fellow and his uncle for selling Sarawak’s oil rights to Malaya for only 5% in return for their freehand in governing the state. If only, I say if only, they are willing to return at least half of their ill-gotten gains to the state of Sarawak and lead the secession out of Malaysia, he will gain many respect and forgiveness from the people. This is almost an impossible dream, just wishful thinking.

    Comment by Sharpshooter — March 1, 2014 @ 5:44 PM | Reply

  2. It is common knowledge in Kuching that Taib is a Freemason worshipping a form of Jewish god.

    Taib is also famous for keeping a team of bomohs. In Malay customs, bomohs are of two kinds; the kampong medics bomoh and spiritual bomoh who worships all sorts of devils, ghosts, spirits, hantu, zinn. The medic bomoh cures illness by using local herbs. The spiritual bomoh using the name of ghosts, spirit to con people.

    The first tanet of Islam is: “There is no god but Allah” and “Allah Akbar”.

    By worshipping all these gods, satans, ghosts, Taib is not a Muslim.

    Sarawak Constitutions state that TYT is the Head of Islam in Sarawak.

    So Congratulations to Sarawakian Muslims, now you have a Kafir (non-believer) to be your Head.

    Just wonder why JAKIM, PERKASA and other Islam-fighters and upholders are so quiet??

    Comment by Hahaha — March 1, 2014 @ 4:48 PM | Reply

  3. 85% of Sarawak working population are earning less than RM2,500 a month despite Sarawak being blessed with very rich natural resources. 43 years on the 3rd thief minister Tun Abdul Rahman Yacub and now his nephew the 4th and immediate ex thief minister went on to become the richest family in South East Asia and possibly Asia. Could that have happened if UMNO then under the leadership of Tun Razak had not put in place a divisive policy for Sarawak and to split up all the Dayaks throughout the state into more than 5 to 6 politial parties or grouping. The foolish and greedy Dayak leaders had sold out the rights of the Dayaks and are equally guilty of neglecting and marginalising the Dayak community especially in the rural areas. UMNO Baru is satisfied that it would not spread to Sarawak so long as Sarawak could deliver at least 20 parliamentary seats and the thief minister must finance UMNO Baru. Next Sarawak state election is crucial to guage the popularity votes of UMNO Baru controlled BN In Sarawak.If Pakatan Rakyat can deny BN of 2/3 majority in Sarawak State Assemby it is likely that PBB dominated BN in Sarawak shall lose at least 16 to 18 Parliamentary seats in GE14.

    Comment by Mata Kuching — March 1, 2014 @ 3:41 PM | Reply

  4. If the Ming Court Affair in 1987 succeed, the appointment of Taib to TYT today and the title of longest serving Chief Minister, is a gone case.

    Congratulation to SUPP (Stephen Yong Kuet Tze, Wong Soon Kai, Thomas Hii, Michael Sim, Law Heng Ding, David Teng), SNAP (James Wong, Patau Rubis, Giman Itam) and PESAKA (Jabu, Celestine Ujang, Ambrose Blikau) for successfully in designing and building Taib for what he is today.

    Do not blame the Dayak for Taib success stories. Dayak politician such as Daniel Tajem, Leo Moggie, Dr. Jawie Masing, Edward Jeli, Edmund Langgu, Nuing Kudi, Philimon Nuing, James Masing,…all have to pay a very high price to prevent Taib to helm the state (as what we see today)

    Comment by Iban Niah — March 1, 2014 @ 2:26 PM | Reply

    • James Masing and/or Leo Moggie had said – Anyone but Taib! And he joined Rahman. But to bring in all factors, these people were helpless players. There was no way “interested” groups and UMNO would have allowed it for Sarawak. Tunku Abd Rahman did what he could but Lee Kuan Yu was smarter or more eviler – he could not beat them so he joined them and set up Spore as they love it till today!

      Between Kutty Mahathir and Tunku AR we must recognize the line! Tunku could not have stopped Singapore, as people behind them were bigger and stronger. There were more people to manage than Spore and needing governing!

      But Kutty Mahathir sold us all. Country lost heavily at LSE. Who knows he might have made it on the downside, too? Anyway, Kutty is still here the gommen is still totalitarian where election is screwed so UMNO and evil corrupt crony capitalists rule! And Taib leads them in Sarawak!

      Comment by Sultan Bujang Senang I — March 1, 2014 @ 10:45 PM | Reply

  5. Condolence to Dayaks. The ‘ perfect team’ is now complete.

    Comment by +60 — March 1, 2014 @ 11:32 AM | Reply


    Comment by VINCENT AK PAUL — March 1, 2014 @ 9:32 AM | Reply

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