Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The office of the Yang Dipertua Negeri (Governor) of Sarawak was formed after the independence of the Kingdom of Sarawak and later become one of the States in the Federation of Malaysia. The office officially formed on 16th September 1963. The Governor of Sarawak is address to as :-

Tuan Yang Terutama Yang Dipertua Negeri Sarawak

His Excellency the Governor of Sarawak

Here is the list of Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sarawak since independence.


TUN ABANG HAJI OPENG
(1963 - 1969)

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Tun Abang Haji Openg was the first Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sarawak. He was born in 1905 at Kuching, Kingdom of Sarawak. He was appointed as the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sarawak on 16th September 1963 and holds the title until his death on 28th March 1969.


TUN TUANKU BUJANG TUANKU OTHMAN
(1969 - 1977)

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Tun Tuanku Bujang bin Tuanku Othman was the second Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sarawak. He was born in 1898 at Sibu, Kingdom of Sarawak. He was appointed as the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sarawak on the death of Tun Abang Haji Openg in 1969. He was appointed as the Yang Dipertua Negeri for the second term in 1973. His holds the title until the end of his term in 1977.

He died at Kuching, Sarawak on 28th November 1986.


TUN DATUK PATINGGI ABANG MUHAMMAD SALAHUDDIN
(1977 - 1981) (first time)

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(see below)


TUN DATUK PATINGGI ABDUL RAHMAN YA’KUB
(1981 - 1985)

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Tun Datuk Patinggi Abdul Rahman bin Ya’kub was the fourth Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sarawak. He was born on 3rd January 1928 at Kampung Jepak, Bintulu, Kingdom of Sarawak. He was appointed as the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sarawak on 2nd April 1981. He resigned from the office on 2nd April 1985 due to health reasons.


TUN AHMAD ZAIDI ADRUCE
(1985 - 2000)

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Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce bin Muhammed Noor was the fifth Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sarawak. He was born on 29th March 1924 at Sibu, Kingdom of Sarawak. He was appointed as the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sarawak on 2nd April 1985. He was the longest serving Yang Dipertua Negeri in Malaysia, held the title for 15 years until his death on 5 December 2000.


TUN DATUK PATINGGI ABANG MUHAMMAD SALAHUDDIN
(2001 - 2014) (second term)

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Tun Datuk Patinggi Abang Muhammad Salahuddin bin Abang Barieng was the third and sixth Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sarawak. He is the first person to serve twice as Yang Dipertua Negeri. He was born on 27th August 1921 at Kampung Nangka, Sibu, Kingdom of Sarawak.

He was first appointed as the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sarawak on 2nd April 1977. He served for a single 4-year term until 2nd April 1981. In 2000, he was the Acting Governor of Sarawak while Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce was ill. After Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce died, Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin was reappointed permanently as the Yang Dipertua Negeri on 22nd February 2001. His term officially ended on 28th February 2014.


PEHIN SRI ABDUL TAIB BIN MAHMUD
(2014 - Present)


Pehin Sri Abdul Taib bin Mahmud is the seventh Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sarawak. He was born on 21st May 1936. He is the first child out of 10 sibling to Mahmud bin Abang Yahya and his wife, Hamidah Yaakub. He was appointed as the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Sarawak on 28th February 2014 and his term started on 1 March 2014. He was appointed on the day he step down from the position of Chief Minister of Sarawak which he held since 1981.

3 comments:

JD Lancelot said...

I don't think the word 'kingdom' is applicable when referring to Sarawak because this state had/has no KING/monarch in Sarawak except before the reign of James Brooke in the mid 19th century when it was part of Brunei sultanate.

Radin87 said...

As you can see.. all the Governors until now were born during the time when the Brooke still ruling Sarawak. In other word, when it is still a kingdom.

JD Lancelot said...

You are correct that all the Governors were born during the White Rajah era but what has that got to do with naming Sarawak as Kingdom? Nevertheless I noticed you did amend it already to State instead. Useful blog I must commend though. I know much more than before I read your blog. Well done.

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