FORMER Dewan Negara president Tan Sri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar assumed office as the eighth Yang Dipertua Negeri Sarawak in a formal ceremony at Balairung Kecil, Istana Negara.
The appointment, effective today, was conferred by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah.
The 77-year-old Wan Junaidi, appointed under Article 1 of the Sarawak Constitution, is set to serve a four-year term until Jan 26, 2028.
His appointment follows the conclusion of Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud’s three-term tenure from March 1, 2014. The ceremony was attended by Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah. – Jan 26, 2023