KOTA KINABALU: The situation in front of the Istana Negeri Sabah main entrance here was calm at 2.20 pm today, with tight security imposed by the police.

Media personnel have gathered there since early morning, in anticipation of the swearing in of the new Chief Minister of Sabah.

At 1.30 pm, a black car carrying Sabah police commissioner Datuk Hazani Ghazali was seen entering the palace grounds.

In the 16th Sabah state election yesterday, Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) won 38 of the 73 seats contested to replace the Warisan-led government. – Bernama