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
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 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 16 September 1963 28 March 1969
2. Tun Datuk Patinggi Tuanku Haji Bujang Tuanku Othman 2 April 1969 2 April 1977
3. Tun Datuk Patinggi Abang Muhammad Salahuddin 2 April 1977 2 April 1981
4. Tun Datuk Patinggi Abdul Rahman Ya'kub 2 April 1981 2 April 1985
5. Tun Datuk Patinggi Ahmad Zaidi Adruce 2 April 1985 5 December 2000
6. Tun Datuk Patinggi Abang Muhammad Salahuddin1 22 February 2001 28 February 2014
7. Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud2[1] 1 March 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 received the credentials as the new Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) on 28 February, and took the oath of office on the following day.


  1. ^ "King bestows ‘Tun’ title on Taib Mahmud". The Star (Malaysia). 26 May 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 

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