List of Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Sarawak

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Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Sarawak
Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud.jpg
Incumbent
Abdul Taib Mahmud

since 1 March 2014
Style Tuan Yang Terutama
(His Excellency)
Residence The Astana
Appointer Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia
Inaugural holder Tun Abang Haji Openg
Formation 1963

The Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak is the title of the largely symbolic Malaysian state Governor of Sarawak, who is appointed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, or King, of Malaysia. The title is in one of the 18-point agreement when Sarawak, together with Sabah, Singapore and Federation of Malaya established the federation of Malaysia.

The official residence of the Governor is The Astana, located on the north bank of the Sarawak River in Kuching.

List of Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak[edit]

No. Name Took Office Left Office
1. Tun Abang Haji Openg September 16, 1963 March 28, 1969
2. Tun Datuk Patinggi Tuanku Haji Bujang Tuanku Othman April 2, 1969 April 2, 1977
3. Tun Datuk Patinggi Abang Muhammad Salahuddin April 2, 1977 April 2, 1981
4. Tun Datuk Patinggi Abdul Rahman Ya'kub April 2, 1981 April 2, 1985
5. Tun Datuk Patinggi Ahmad Zaidi Adruce April 2, 1985 December 5, 2000
6. Tun Datuk Patinggi Abang Muhammad Salahuddin1 February 22, 2001 February 28, 2014
7. Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud2 March 1, 2014
1.^ Tun Datuk Patinggi Abang Muhammad Salahuddin is the first Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) to serve twice as governor of Sarawak state.
2.^ He will be receiving the credentials as the new Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) on February 28,and took the oath of office on the following day.

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