Taib sworn in for third term

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Taib sworn in for third term

KUCHING: Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud was sworn in as the Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) for a third term at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN

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KUCHING: Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud was sworn in as the Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) for a third term at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) Complex here today.

The swearing-in ceremony started at 3.48pm with the Premier of Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg reading out the instrument of appointment of the Head of State.

Shortly after, Taib took his oath of office and later signed the Oath of Appointment Letter and the Proclamation Letter in the presence of Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Datuk Abang Iskandar Abang Hashim witnessed by Abang Johari.

Also present were Taib’s wife Toh Puan Datuk Patinggi Ragad Kurdi Taib, Abang Johari’s wife Datuk Amar Juma’ani Tuanku Bujang, Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas and State Secretary Datuk Amar Jaul Samion.

Earlier, Taib inspected a guard of honour from the 10th Battalion of the General Operations Force (PGA) at the DUN compound.

Taib, is the seventh Head of State and with his reappointment, he will serve for a period of two years.

He had earlier received the instrument of appointment to continue his service from the Yang di Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah at Istana Negara, Kuala Lumpur on Feb 28.

His first appointment to the post was on March 1, 2014 to Feb 28, 2018, and the second appointment was on March 1, 2018, to Feb 28, 2022.

Born on May 21, 1936 and the eldest of 10 siblings, Taib had also served as the fourth Chief Minister of Sarawak from March 1981 to February 2014 for 33 years.

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