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Thursday February 13, 2014 MYT 7:19:33 AM
PETALING JAYA: Umno has no intention to enter Sarawak following the resignation of Tan Sri Taib Mahmud as the Sarawak chief minister, said Umno secretary-general Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.
Tengku Adnan, who is also Federal Territories Minister, instead praised the smooth transition in Sarawak and said he expected Umno-Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB)’s relations to be strengthened in the future.
“I think Tan Sri Taib Mahmud had made the best choice in appointing Tan Sri Adenan Satem. It was made in the interest of the Sarawak people,” he said yesterday.
He also thanked Taib for all his contributions to Sarawak and expressed hope that Adenan will be able to continue to implement Taib’s vision in developing the state.
The possible entry of Umno into Sarawak has always cast a shadow over the state.
“In fact, the choice of Adenan had to do with making sure Umno would not enter the state,” said Prof James Chin of Monash University.
“If there is one thing Sarawakians all over agree upon, it is that Umno stays out of Sarawak,” he said.
He believed this was where the other frontrunner Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg lost out.
The state Housing and Tourism Minister had been alleged to be linked to Umno recently.
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