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New Sabah chief minister expected to be sworn in tomorrow


Reporters waiting at the entrance to the Istana Negeri. – Photo by Jenne Lajiun

KOTA KINABALU (Sept 28): The new chief minister of Sabah is expected to be sworn in tomorrow (Sept 29).

This was after the Media and Corporate Communications Division of the Sabah Information Department informed the media that then swearing in ceremony for the chief minister would be held at Istana Negeri at 10.30am tomorrow.

However, the identity of the candidate who will be sworn in tomorrow is still unknown.

Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS), comprising Barisan Nasional (BN), Perikatan Nasional (PN) and Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) has yet to many any announcement as to who their chief minister’s candidate will be.

Yesterday, Sabah BN chairman Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin said the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin had asked for more time to decide the candidate to be appointed as the new Chief Minister.

Bung Moktar said that the Head of State told the coalition this following an audience with him by four political leaders namely Bung Moktar, Sabah PN chairman Datuk Hajiji Noor, Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) secretary general Datuk Jahid Jahim and Sabah Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (STAR) president Datuk Jeffrey Kitingan at Istana Negeri here yesterday.

GRS had secured a simple majority to form the new government after they won 38 seats in the just concluded state election last Saturday.