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Sarawak Governor's office refutes claims on acting chief minister

Sarawak State Legislative Assembly building. -filepic

Sarawak State Legislative Assembly building. -filepic

KUCHING: The Sarawak Yang di-Pertua Negri's office has refuted claims that Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah has been appointed acting chief minister following the death of Tan Sri Adenan Satem.

Astana Negeri, the Governor's official residence, said it had not appointed any representative to make a statement on the post of acting chief minister or the funeral arrangements for Adenan.

"The claims on social media were made by irresponsible parties who used the Astana's name to gain attention," it said in a statement Wednesday.

It added that the Governor's office is not involved in the state administration or politics.

Messages purportedly quoting a source from the Astana and claiming that Uggah had been named acting chief minister spread through WhatsApp soon after Adenan's death at 1.24pm Wednesday.

Uggah is one of three deputy chief ministers in Sarawak, along with Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg and Tan Sri James Masing.

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