Sarawak's long-time chief Taib names Adenan his successor
KUCHING (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud has named Tan Sri Adenan Satem, his former brother-in-law his successor, after confirming that he has handed over his resignation letter, dated Feb 28, to Sarawak's Head of State, Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin.
Mr Taib said Mr Adenan has the trust of not only the other Chief Minister hopefuls but that of the whole of his Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) as well.
Mr Adenan is PBB's information chief and a former Natural Resources and Environment Minister. He was widely tipped to be the frontrunner for the post before Mr Taib's announcement today.
As for Mr Taib's Balingian state seat and by-election possibility, the long-time chief said it would be up to his successor to decide.