Abang Johari named as the 6th chief minister of Sarawak

Jan 13, 2017
Abang Johari Abang Openg will be sworn in as the 6th Sarawak chief minister.
Abang Johari Abang Openg will be sworn in as the 6th Sarawak chief minister.

Abang Johari Tun Openg will be sworn in as the next Chief Minister of Sarawak at 4pm today at The Astana.

Abang Johari was appointed as one of the state’s three deputy chief ministers on May 13, 2014, by the late Adenan Satem, along with Douglas Uggah Embas and James Masing, Borneo Post Online reported today.

The 67-year-old is a nine-term assemblyman for Satok and first contested the seat in 1981.

Trained as an engineer, Abang Johari also served as Abdul Taib Mahmud’s political secretary when the latter was the chief minister of Sarawak.

He is also the Minister of Housing and Urbanization, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak and state PBB deputy president.

Abang Johari has 10 siblings and hails from an illustrious Sarawakian family that has a long-standing history within the state.

Born on Aug 4, Abang Johari is the son of the first Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak, Abang Haji Openg.

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