KOTA KINABALU: Former Sabah Credit Corporation chief executive officer Datuk George Ginibun has been appointed the second deputy Speaker of the Sabah Legislative Assembly.
The 66-year-old received his letter of appointment and was sworn in before Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Sabah Tun Juhar Mahiruddin at Istana Negeri yesterday.
Ginibun, a well-known figure in the social and sports fraternity, is a member of Parti Warisan Sabah.
Warisan president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, who is also Chief Minister, and State Speaker Datuk Syed Abas Syed Ali were among those present at the swearing-in ceremony.
Another deputy speaker Datuk Ahmad Abdul Rahman, a 68-year-old lawyer, was sworn in on June 7.
The new deputy speakers replace Datuk Johnny Mositun (Parti Bersatu Sabah) and Datuk Johnson Tee (Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah) whose appointments expired in May.