Fifth Chief Minister: Adenan Satem

The Sarawak state cabinet is not expected to see big changes after Tan Sri Adenan Satem takes over the seat as the Chief Minister of the State. He said the line-up won’t see many changes apart from a few ministerial portfolios that will be reshuffled. ‘I will maintain the spirit of team work in the state cabinet,’ Adenan told the media at a conference at the Sarawak Foundation’s premises this Friday.

Adenan will be sworn as the state’s fifth Chief Minister on the 28th of February and has promised to become the chief minister for people belonging to all races and religions including people of the opposition party. ‘Even though we differ in political views, regard me as the chief minister because we are all Malaysians and Sarawakians,’ he vowed. Another promise from him is that he will try and resolve the internal conflicts currently faced by two Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties, namely the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) and Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP).

Adenan  Satem added that he was completely overwhelmed by the words of praise and messages of congratulations plus prayers received from people of all races that make up the country especially from Prime Minister Datuk Sri Najib Tun Razak, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud for their confidence in him. Adenan was giving his first press conference since he was named Taib’s successor this Wednesday and refused all claims that Taib announced his successor to pre-empt the input from the Federal Government.

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