Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Taib to resign on February 28, Adenan Satem to take over as Sarawak chief minister



FEBRUARY 12, 2014
LATEST UPDATE: FEBRUARY 12, 2014 04:51 PM
Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud is set to step down as chief minister at the end of the month. – The Malaysian Insider pic, February 12, 2014.Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud is set to step down as chief minister at the end of the month. – The Malaysian Insider pic, February 12, 2014.He may be stepping down as the Sarawak chief minister after 33 years but Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud today sent a powerful message to Putrajaya that he remains fully in charge.
Taib today announced that his successor is to be his brother-in-law Tan Sri Adenan Satem, after he handed over his resignation letter dated February 28 to Sarawak Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin.
His choice of replacement, Adenan, was not the man Putrajaya was expecting to be named as the new chief executive of Sarawak.
Taib submitted his resignation letter to the Yang di-Pertua Negeri at the Astana Negri in Kuching this afternoon.


After Taib told the country's top leadership that he intended to step down, he was made aware that Putrajaya would work well with Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) deputy president Datuk Amar Abang Johari.
Taib earlier this week had told reporters that he would seek audience with the head of state on February 15.
Today, Taib arrived at 2.55pm and went to a closed door private discussion with State Secretary Tan Sri Morshidi Ghani.
Salahuddin arrives at 3.22pm.
An hour after arriving at the Astana Negri, Taib left the main audience room with several senior state ministers. – February 12, 2014.
~ The Malaysian Insider

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