Hajiji finally sworn in as rep after Covid-19 recovery


KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor is back after undergoing Covid-19 treatment and quarantine more than two weeks ago.

He was sworn in as an assemblyman of the 16th state legislative assembly at about 11.20am on Tuesday (Oct 27).

He took his oath in front of speaker Datuk Kadzim M Yahya before signing the letter of appointment.

Also with him during the oath-taking ceremony was Sulabayan assemblyman Datuk Dr Jaujan Sambakong, who also underwent quarantine for Covid-19, as well two nominated assemblymen Datuk Seri Yong Teck Lee and Datuk Amisah Yassin.

Bugaya assemblyman Manis Muka Mohd Darah, however, was not present as she is still being quarantined at the hospital.

She is the only one who has not been sworn in.

On Oct 8, a total of 74 state representatives took their oath.

There are 73 elected state representatives and six nominated assemblymen in Sabah.

Sadly, Noorzain Tawi who was a close aide of Hajiji died due to Covid-19.

Noorzain, 60, passed away at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital here on Saturday (Oct 24).

It was learnt that Noorzain was about to be appointed Hajiji's confidential private secretary.

Noorzain, who also had asthma and high blood pressure, was admitted to the hospital earlier this month.

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