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Sarawak Governor's Birthday

Sarawak Governor’s Birthday 2019 and 2020

In the Malaysian state of Sarawak, the Governor’s Birthday is observed as a public holiday. 

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Sarawak is one of only a handful of states in Malaysia not headed by royalty. Instead these states have a governor appointed by the monarch of Malaysia. The governor’s title in Malay is “Yang di-Pertua Negeri”.

Since 2014, the governor of Sarawak has been Abdul Taib Mahmud. Abdul Taib was in his late seventies when appointed governor. He was previously Sarawak’s Chief Minister for more than three decades.