By Nazrinzulaiqa Hasbi, Umie Syazwanie Mohd &, Rachel Mina
KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Datuk Openg is celebrating his 71st birthday today.
The youngest son of Sarawak’s first governor Tun Abang Openg Abang Sapiee was born on Aug 4, 1950 in Limbang.
He was appointed as the sixth chief minister of Sarawak on January 13, 2017.
Since taking over the helm of the state government, he has implemented various ambitious projects aimed at taking Sarawak into greater heights and also to realise the dream of transforming Sarawak into a developed state by 2030.
He is also the Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) chairman and Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) president.
As a visionary leader, Sarawakians are also blessed as he had upheld for the state’s rights throughout his service.
To appreciate him on this special occasion, New Sarawak Tribune have spoken with people on the street to share their birthday wishes.
Phiong Shuk Chian, 22
Happy birthday to our Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. I hope he continues to be blessed with good health and long life. May he always be cheerful and happy.
Nur Hazierah Saniman, 22
Happy birthday! May you always be under God’s protection, be blessed with goodness and health, that all matters will be eased, and that you can continue to be a great leader for the state of Sarawak.
William Daka Edwin, 22
May he always stay healthy and have a long life, protected by God Almighty. I also hope he can lead Sarawak to greater heights in terms of technology and development, and that he would continue to defend the people of Sarawak.
Hamzah Keram, 55
Happy birthday, Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg! May you always be healthy and prosperous, and blessed with long life. We also wish you that you’ll always be happy with your family and dear friends. We love you.
Angelia Marjorie, 23
I would like to take this chance to express my deepest gratitude and admiration towards our chief minister for all the love and hard work he had contributed to this state. He has been a true inspiration and will always be for Sarawakians, and hopefully for future leaders. It is not an easy task to handle Covid-19 in the state, but he has done very well.
Ennis Gabar, 62
“Happy birthday to Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, our beloved Chief Minister. May you continue to have good health and success in all your undertakings for the years to come! Your excellent leadership is an inspiration and encouragement to us as the rakyat of Sarawak. God bless you.