Adenan Satem sworn in as chief minister following landslide victory in Sarawak state election

Datuk Seri Abang Johari Openg (left) and Tan Sri Adenan Satem (centre) display their ink-stained fingers after voting at SK Merpati Jepang in Kuching, May 7, 2016. — Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri
Datuk Seri Abang Johari Openg (left) and Tan Sri Adenan Satem (centre) display their ink-stained fingers after voting at SK Merpati Jepang in Kuching, May 7, 2016. — Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri

KUCHING, May 7 — Sarawak Barisan Nasional Chairman Tan Sri Adenan Satem was sworn in tonight as chief minister after Barisan Nasional (BN) returned to power for 11th straight term. Adenan took his oath of office before the Yang Dipertua of Sarawak Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud at Astana Negeri here tonight.

BN won 72 of the 82 seats in the state election which ended today.

Present were Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and leaders of Sarawak BN parties.

This is the first time Adenan led BN into a state election.

Adenan defended his Tanjong Datu state seat for the 10th term after defeating Jazolkipli Numan of PKR with a 5,892 vote majority. — Bernama