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Man Surrenders Over Comments On The Late Adenan

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MIRI: A 29-year-old man wanted by the police for allegedly posting defamatory statements against the late Sarawak chief minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem has surrendered himself to the police. Sarawak CID Chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Dev Kumar today confirmed the arrest. “The man surrendered to the Sibu police on Thursday night after realising he…

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Najib: Adnan Satem Embraced Spirit Of 1Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak paid tribute to Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem, who died on Wednesday, saying he was a friend who was very close to his heart. Najib said that as Prime Minister, he had lost a people-oriented leader and a decisive chief minister who was committed to fulfilling…

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Adenan Satem Given State Funeral

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KUCHING – Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem, who died yesterday, was given a state funeral at the Samariang Muslim Cemetery here today. The casket bearing Adenan’s remains, which was wrapped with the state flag and carried by officers and men of the Malaysian Armed Forces and Royal Malaysia Police, arrived at the cemetery…

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Adenan’s Remains Brought To Samariang Muslim Cemetery

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KUCHING – The remains of Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem were taken to the Samariang Muslim Cemetery from the Sarawak Jamek Mosque in Petra Jaya this afternoon. Officers and men of the military and police carried the casket to the hearse at 1.25pm for the two-kilometre journey to the cemetery. Many people lined…

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Thousands Pay Last Respects To Adenan At Kuching Jamek Mosque

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KUCHING – Thousands of people thronged the Sarawak Jamek Mosque in Petra Jaya here today to pay their last respects to Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem who died yesterday. The casket bearing Adenan’s remains were placed on a special platform in the middle of the prayer hall to enable VIPs and the public to…

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Talks On Devolution Of Power Highlight Of Adenan Satem’s Leadership

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KUALA LUMPUR – Negotiations on the devolution of power from the federal government to the Sarawak state government is seen as the highlight of the leadership of Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem prior to his death yesterday. Adenan passed away at 1.24pm yesterday at the Sarawak Heart Centre in Kota Samarahan, near Kuching, due…

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Nation Has Lost Capable Leader With Adenan’s Passing – PM

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KUCHING: The country has lost a capable leader following the death of Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. He said for the people of Sarawak, the loss would be very strongly felt as Adenan was well-loved by Sarawakians. “Under his administration, many changes had taken place.…

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Thousands From All Walks Of Life At Adenan’s Funeral

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KUCHING: Thousands of people from all walks of life have converged at Masjid Jamek here to pay their respects to Tan Sri Adenan Satem. The coffin bearing his remains arrived at the mosque from his residence in Santubong at about 11am, accompanied by his widow Puan Sri Jamilah Anu and their five children. Jamilah was…

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Netizens Express Their Feelings Over Adenan’s Passing

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KUALA LUMPUR – Netizens expressed their feelings over the death of Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem today. They said his passing was a great loss to Sarawak and Malaysia, and conveyed their condolences to his family. They also expressed their appreciation for his contributions to Sarawak. Adenan died at 1.20pm at the Sarawak…

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Seven-Day Mourning In Sarawak, Adenan’s Funeral On Thursday

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KUCHING: Sarawak will observe seven days of mourning for the late Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem (pic). Flags will be flown at half-mast and all official functions will be postponed, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg told a press conference at Wisma Bapa Malaysia here Wednesday. He said a state funeral…

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Sarawak CM Adenan Satem Dies

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KUCHING: Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem passed away this afternoon, just two weeks before his 73rd birthday. Adenan died at the Kota Samarahan National Heart Institute (IJN), around 1.20pm. He assumed the position of Sarawak’s fifth chief minister on March 1, 2014 and helped BN retained the state with a higher majority than it had seen…

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Sarawak To Develop Timber Downstream R&D Centre

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KUCHING – A timber downstream research and developmentcentre costing RM5 million will be established in the state next year. Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem said this was to increase the number of value added downstream timber based industries within the next five years. “The centre will be tasked to improve the current technologies and…

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Youths Are State And Nation’s Valuable Assets

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KUCHING – Sarawak chief minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem said youths of today are important members of the society as they are the state and country’s valuable assets. He said there are millions of young people who will shoulder vital roles in contributing their time, energy and skills to ensure Sarawak and Malaysia can progress.…

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Motion To Reclaim Sarawak Rights To Be Tabled Next Month

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BINTULU – Sarawak Chief Minister Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem said today that the state goverment will table a motion at the State Legislative Assembly sitting next month on reclaiming Sarawak’s rights. Adenan said the motion would specifically focus on the need for the federal government to observe Sarawak rights as enshrined in the…

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Sarawak Museum Needs More Authentic Collection

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KUCHING – Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem today advised the Sarawak Museum to ensure that all of its collections are authentic. “If I were to find weaknesses of the Sarawak Museum, one of them is that there are so many collections but not all are authentic. They ought to be authentic in years…

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Fruitful Meeting Between Najib And Adenan Over Sarawak

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PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem met to discuss matters involving devolution of power to the state at the Prime Minister’s Office on Monday. A source who attended the meeting described talks between the Prime Minister and Chief Minister over the issue as “very fruitful.” “A…

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Adenan Speaks Of Grandson Killed In Car Accident

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KUCHING: Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem has finally spoken up about the death of his grandson, 22-year-old Azreal Mahmud (pic), over a week after a fatal accident near his home at Santubong, about 30km from here. He “always thought I would be the one to go first,” Adenan wrote in a Facebook post on…

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Adenan Appoints Three Deputy Chief Ministers

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KUCHING: Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem has announced the appointment of three assemblymen as deputy chief ministers (DCMs) following Barisan Nasional’s landslide victory in the 11th state election. They are Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah, Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing and Parti Pesaka…

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The Adenan Mandate, Unity And Integrity

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A Commentary by Dr Chandra Muzaffar KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Adenan Satem’s huge across the board electoral mandate enables him to form a truly multi-ethnic government reflective of Sarawak’s rich cultural and religious diversity. In the last two years since becoming chief minister, many of his policies and pronouncements have borne testimony to his inclusive…

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Sarawak CM Adenan Back On Duty At His Office

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KUCHING: Two days after leading the Barisan Nasional to a resounding victory in the Sarawak state election, Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem was back on duty today at his office at Wisma Bapa Malaysia here. He arrived at about 9.30am and was greeted by State Secretary Tan Sri Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani, Sarawak Human…

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Events Cancelled Due To “Slight Headache And Fever,” Says Adenan

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KUCHING – Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem said he had to cancel some of his scheduled events today because of a “slight headache and fever”. Following his tight schedule in the past three weeks, his doctor advised him to take some rest today, he told a media conference. “I was up and down…

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Team Adenan Set For Big Win

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KUCHING – With Barisan Nasional poised to return for an 11th term with over two-thirds majority, the focus shifts to how big a win Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem can pull off on Saturday and to what extent he has shaken the Chinese ground under the opposition. Adenan expects his team to capture at…

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Adenan – Biggest Newsmaker In Chinese Media

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KUCHING: It was only to be expected that the Chinese press, like the other media organisations, would give Tan Sri Adenan Satem wide coverage when he took over as Sarawak Chief Minister two years ago. But what was not foreseen was the unprecedented amount of attention that the four Chinese dailies allotted to him, making…

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Efforts Will Be Made For Penans To Have Own Elected Rep

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MIRI – Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem today said that efforts will be made to have one more state seat specifically for the Penans so that each minority ethnic group is represented in the state assembly. He said that now, it could be said that almost all minority ethnic groups in Sarawak had…

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Adenan Charms Kayans With Fluency In Christian Scriptures

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MULU – Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem who visited a longhouse in Long Panai, charmed the Christian majority community there by his fluency in the religion’s scriptures. He recited a few scriptures while giving his speech which received a thunderous applause from the Kayan majority community. “I am not a Christian of course,…

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Adenan To Consider Extending Stay Of Azmin, Lim

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KUCHING – Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem is willing to consider extending the stay of Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng in Sarawak upon receiving their formal request. Adenan’s press secretary Ambrose Cheng said the Chief Minister had received reports that Azmin and Lim were…

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For Adenan Satem, Iban ‘Ooo-haa!’ Means, ‘I Love Sarawak!’

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KUCHING – For Tan Sri Adenan Satem, “Ooo-haa!”, an Iban call for the community to convene, and which has obviously become one of his favourite exclamations, means “I Love Sarawak!”. He explained what the call meant to him, while launching the Sematan Riverbank project and Sematan Rivermouth rehabilitation programme in Sematan, about 100 km from…

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Adenan Champions The Need Of The Sarawak People

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SIBU – Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem is a revolutionary leader who champions the need for development in not only urban areas but the rural areas of Sarawak as well said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak. Salleh Said said since taking over the helm of Sarawak as Chief…

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Adenan Capable Of Implementing More Initiatives If Given Big Mandate – Najib

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KUCHING: Tan Sri Adenan Satem has implemented a lot of initiatives as Sarawak chief minister in the two years upon assuming the post, noted Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. The Prime Minister further noted that Adenan, in a short time since February 2014 had announced a lot of people-friendly policies. “He is capable of implementing…

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Adenan Capable Of Implementing More Initiatives If Given Big Mandate

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KUCHING – Tan Sri Adenan Satem has implemented a lot of initiatives as Sarawak chief minister in the two years upon assuming the post, noted Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. The Prime Minister further noted that Adenan, in a short time since February 2014 had announced a lot of people-friendly policies. “He is capable of…

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