PM Lee, Dr Balakrishnan send congratulations over Sarawak poll win to PM Najib and state chief minister

SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has sent a congratulatory letter to his Malaysian counterpart, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, over  Barisan Nasional's victory in the 11th Sarawak state election.

The poll was held on May 7.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan has also written a congratulatory letter to Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem, according to a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday.

The text of the two letters are appended below:

Letter from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Prime Minister Najib Razak

Dear Prime Minister Najib,

Warmest congratulations on the Barisan Nasional’s strong showing at the 11th Sarawak State Election!  You and your team have worked hard to secure this convincing victory and mandate.

The results are a testament to the confidence the people of Sarawak have in the Barisan Nasional’s leadership and its vision for the state.  

Yours sincerely,


Letter from Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan to Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem

Dear Chief Minister,

I warmly congratulate you on your convincing victory in the Sarawak State Elections and on the strong mandate you have received as Chief Minister.  This demonstrates that the people of Sarawak trust your vision for the state and for their future.  I am confident that under your leadership, Sarawak will continue to progress and prosper in the years ahead.

During my recent visit to Sarawak in February 2016, I saw first-hand the immense potential benefit that stronger ties between Sarawak and Singapore can bring to our peoples.  I look forward to exploring more areas of cooperation with you and your team.  

I wish you every success and good health as you continue to lead Sarawak.  I look forward to meeting you again in the near future.

Yours sincerely,