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Adenan Satem, Most Eligible Person To Succeed Sarawak Chief Minister

YB Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Adenan Bin Haji Satem. Photo by Sarawak Energy
YB Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Adenan Bin Haji Satem. Photo by Sarawak Energy

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 (Bernama) — Tan Sri Adenan Satem, who has been named successor to Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud as Sarawak chief minister, has been described as the most ideal choice as he has enormous experience in administration at both state and federal levels.

Barisan Nasional (BN) party leaders said Adenan would be capable of fostering closer ties between Sarawak and the federal government.

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he was confident Adenan would use his vast experience in the state and federal governments to carry out his new duties well.

Adenan, who is Sarawak’s Minister in the Chief Minister’s Office and Special Functions Minister, celebrated his 70th birthday on Jan 27, and has a colourful background.

He had worked as a journalist, teacher as well as legal counsel and was appointed a federal minister in 2004, as natural resources and environment minister.

Dr Mahathir also advised the other candidates who were not selected to fill the post to continue being loyal to the new chief minister.

“Do not fight with one another or the party may be weakened, which would benefit no one,” he told reporters after opening a seminar and forum here today.

He was commenting on Abdul Taib’s resignation as Sarawak chief minister on Feb 28, and naming Adenan as his successor.

On rumours that Abdul Taib would take over the post of Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sarawak, Dr Mahathir said: “There is no better qualified person than (Abdul) Taib for the post.”

In KOTA KINABALU, Sabah Chief Minster Datuk Seri Musa Aman congratulated Adenan and expressed confidence that with Adenan s vast experience, Sarawak would continue to progress and prosper, bringing further development to the state.

At the 10th state election in April 2011, he retained the Tanjung Datu seat, this time beating Gilbert Asson ak Kulong (Independent) by a majority of 3,216 votes.

Adenan’s ministry positions were Sarawak Assistant Minister of Land Development (July 11, 1985), Sarawak Minister of Land Development (March 12, 1987), Sarawak Minister of Social Development (Sept 10, 1992), Sarawak Minister of Agriculture and Food Industries (Jan 1, 1998), member of Sarawak State Cabinet (Sept 28, 2001), Federal Minister of Natural Resources and Environment (March 30, 2004), Special Advisor in the Sarawak Chief Minister’s Office (April 2, 2010 – June 6, 2011) and Sarawak Minister of Special Functions (Sept 30 2011 till now).

The incoming chief minister, who is Malay, is Tanjung Datu state assemblyman and was formerly the Batang Sadong member of parliament.

Adenan, from Kuching, is Parti Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu (PBB) information chief.

Born on Jan 27, 1944, he is married to Puan Sri Jamilah Anu. The couple has a son and two daughters.

– BERNAMA

Women gets better representation in Sarawak

Tiada kaitan pilihan raya: KM

by Saibi Gi, Patricia Gari dan Rengenyan Labang
Source: Utusan Borneo
March 26, 2010, Friday

Rombakan kecil kabinet tidak boleh dianggap sebagai usaha BN raih semula sokongan

KUCHING: Rombakan kecil Kabinet Negeri semalam ti-dak boleh dianggap sebagai usaha Barisan Nasional (BN) meraih semula sokongan rakyat di beberapa kawasan Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) yang kini ditakluki pembangkang.

Ketua Menteri Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud berkata, rakyat Sarawak selama ini menaruh keyakinan tinggi terhadap kerajaan BN berdasarkan rekod lampau pembangunan dan keprihatinan terhadap masalah rakyat.

“Kekalahan di beberapa  kawasan (pada pilihan raya negeri 2006) bukan kerana ketidakyakinan rakyat terhadap kerajaan. Tetapi disebabkan ada segelintir pihak yang melakukan undi protes,” katanya.

Pada sidang media bagi mengumumkan rombakan kabinet di Wisma Bapa Malaysia semalam, beliau berkata undi protes itu cuma berlaku di beberapa kawasan DUN di Kuching.

Beliau menegaskan, tidak ada parti lain di Sarawak mampu membentuk kerajaan.

Hanya BN berupaya mentadbir dan melaksanakan pembangunan di negeri ini, tambahnya.

Taib diminta mengulas mengenai kaitan pelantikan Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Batu Kawa Tan Joo Phoi sebagai Menteri Muda di Pejabat Ketua Menteri (Alam Sekitar).

Tan yang juga Pengerusi Majlis Perbandaran Padawan (MPP) daripada Parti Rakyat Bersatu Sarawak (SUPP) dikaitkan dengan usaha parti itu meraih semula sokongan pengundi Cina, terutamanya.

Pada pilihan raya negeri 2006, SUPP tewas di lapan kawasan daripada 19 kawasan yang diperuntukkan kepadanya.

Kawasan-kawasan yang tewas di Kuching ialah Padungan, Pending, Batu Lintang dan Kota Sentosa. Di tempat lain ialah Engkilili, Meradong, Bukit Asek dan Kidurong.

Taib berkata: “Saya mendengar nasihat daripada rakan-rakan Cina bahawa kita perlu mempunyai orang yang mempunyai kedudukan (dalam kabinet) daripada SUPP.”

Mengenai tarikh pilihan raya negeri, beliau dalam nada berseloroh berkata: “Belum lagi, tengok muka anda (wartawan) lama-lama barulah ada (ilham).”

Menerusi rombakan kecil kabinet yang diumumkan oleh Taib semalam, Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Dalat Datin Fatimah Abdullah dilantik menjadi Menteri di Pejabat Ketua Menteri, ADUN Batu Kawa Tan Joo Phoi sebagai Menteri Muda di Pejabat Ketua Menteri.

Manakala ADUN Tanjung Datu Datuk Amar Adenan Satem menjadi Penasihat Khas bertaraf menteri di Pejabat  Ketua Menteri.