List of Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Sarawak

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Governor of Sarawak
Yang di-Pertua Negeri
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Incumbent
Tun Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud

since 1 March 2014
Style Tuan Yang Terutama
(His Excellency)
Residence The Astana, Jalan Astana Lot, Kampung Istana, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak
Appointer Yang di-Pertuan Agong
Inaugural holder Abang Haji Openg
Formation 16 September 1963

The Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Sarawak is the ceremonial head of state of the Malaysian state of Sarawak. The Yang di-Pertua Negeri is styled Tuan Yang Terutama (TYT) (English: His Excellency).

The official residence of the Governor is The Astana, located on the north bank of the Sarawak River in Kuching.[1]

The current office bearer, Abdul Taib Mahmud, was sworn in on 1 March 2014.

List of Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak[edit]

Yang di-Pertua Negeri Term of office
Took office Left office Days
1 Abang Haji Openg 16 September 1963 28 March 1969 2020
2 Tuanku Bujang Tuanku Othman 2 April 1969 1 April 1977 2922
3 Abang Muhammad Salahuddin 2 April 1977 1 April 1981 1441
4 Abdul Rahman Ya'kub 2 April 1981 1 April 1985 1461
5 Ahmad Zaidi Adruce 2 April 1985 5 December 2000 5726
6 Abang Muhammad Salahuddin1 22 February 2001 28 February 2014 4754
7 Abdul Taib Mahmud2[2] 1 March 2014 present 1176
1.^ 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.

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