List of Chief Ministers of Sarawak

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Chief Minister of Sarawak
Adenan Satem

since 1 March 2014
Style Yang Amat Berhormat
(The Most Honourable)
Appointer Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak
Inaugural holder Datuk Stephen Kalong Ningkan
Formation 16 September 1963
Salary RM39,000 monthly [1]

The Chief Minister of Sarawak is the head of the executive branch of the state government in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. The Chief Minister is appointed by the Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor of Sarawak) from the State Legislative Assembly.

List of Chief Ministers[edit]

The following is the list of Chief Ministers of Sarawak since 1963:[2][3]

# Chief Minister Took office Left office Party
1 Stephen Kalong Ningkan (1st term) July 22, 1963 June 16, 1966 Sarawak National Party (SNAP)
Tawi Sli (1st term) June 16, 1966 September 7, 1966 Parti Pesaka Sarawak (Pesaka)
Stephen Kalong Ningkan (2nd term) September 7, 1966 September 23, 1966 Sarawak National Party (SNAP)
2 Tawi Sli (2nd term) September 23, 1966 July 7, 1970 Parti Pesaka Sarawak (Pesaka)
3 Abdul Rahman Ya'kub July 7, 1970 March 26, 1981 Barisan Nasional (PBB)
4 Abdul Taib Mahmud March 26, 1981 February 28, 2014 Barisan Nasional (PBB)
5 Adenan Satem March 1, 2014 present Barisan Nasional (PBB)

Living former Chief Ministers[edit]


  1. ^ Three-fold hike in salary of Sarawak ministers, assemblymen
  2. ^ "Chief Minister Sarawak [sic]". Sarawak State Government. Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  3. ^ "Sarawak". Retrieved 2011-04-20. 

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