Tan Sri Datuk Amar Bujang Mohd Nor will become acting Head of State at Astana Negeri — a position that would take effect until Jan 11 next year as Yang di-Pertua negeri Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud is currently on holiday.
The oath-taking ceremony yesterday began with the reading of the ‘Official Announcement of Appointment as Acting Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Sarawak’ from the Agong, which was performed by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem.
Bujang then took his oath and signed the sworn-in appointment letter, witnessed by the Sarawak and Sabah High Court Judge Datuk Yew Jen Kee.
Bujang was born on Aug 8, 1935 in Kampung No 5, Sungai Lajim. He served as Lawas District officer in 1962 and was made First Class Magistrate in Lawas.
He has also held the post of assistant chief secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources.
Currently, he is chairman and board member of various organisations and companies.
Adenan’s wife Datin Patinggi Datuk Jamilah Anu, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu and wife Senator Dato Sri Empiang Jabu, State Legislative Assembly Speaker Datuk Amar Asfia Awang Nassar and wife Datin Amar Fatimah Mohd Iskandar, and Housing Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg were also present at the ceremony.