KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 — Former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman today congratulated Datuk Hajiji Mohd Noor on his swearing in as the 16th chief minister of the state, following a whirlwind election amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a statement today, Musa said Hajiji, who served as a minister under his leadership when he was the 14th chief minister, had always given his full commitment and professionalism to his job.
“While he is a compassionate individual, he is a firm leader, able to make decisions without fear or favour.
“I am confident that with his wisdom and vast experience, he has the capacity to lead Sabah, bringing the much needed economic revival for the people and future development of the state,” Musa said.
Hajiji, who is also Sabah Perikatan Nasional chairman, took his oath of office this morning to officially be appointed as the 16th chief minister of Sabah
At the same ceremony, Sabah Barisan Nasional chief Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin and STAR president Datuk Jeffrey Kitingan were also sworn in as deputy chief ministers.
Also named as a deputy chief minister was Datuk Joachim Gunsalam, from PBS.
Bung and Hajiji had been tussling over the CM’s post until yesterday when the former conceded the post.
The two are part of the informal Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) coalition that won the 16th state election on Saturday.
The four leaders took their oaths of office before Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin at the Sabah State Palace this morning.
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