Jan 27, 1944: Born in Kuching, Sarawak, during the Japanese Occupation.
1950s: Educated at St Joseph’s Primary School and St Joseph’s Secondary School.
1960s: Worked as a journalist and teacher, among other jobs, before reading law at University of Adelaide.
1969: Was a prosecutor in the Adelaide Crown Law office after completing law studies.
1971: Appointed magistrate in Sarawak.
1972: Appointed assistant secretary in Primary Industries Ministry.
1979: Elected Muara Tuang assemblyman in by-election.
1979: Re-elected Muara Tuang assemblyman in state election.
1987: Appointed Minister for Land Development Sarawak.
2004: Elected Batang Sadong MP in 2004 general election and is appointed Natural Resources and Environment Minister.
2006: Quits federal minister’s post and returns to Sarawak where he is elected Tanjung Datu state assemblyman. April 2010: Appointed special adviser in Sarawak Chief Minister’s Office.
Sept 2010: Appointed Minister in Sarawak Chief Minister’s Office and Minister For Special Functions.
Feb 28, 2014: Sworn in as the fifth Chief Minister of Sarawak, taking over from Tan Sri Taib Mahmud.
May 2016: Leads Barisan Nasional to sweeping victory in state election. Barisan won 72 of the 82 seats contested.
Jan 11, 2017: Died at IJN Semarahan after a heart attack.
Source: Official website of the office of the Chief Minister of Sarawak