Asfia is acting Head of State
Borneo Post December 30, 2011, FridayKUCHING: Datuk Amar Mohamad Asfia Awang Nasar, 64, has been appointed as the acting Head of State for the period Dec 27 to Feb 10 next year.
Asfia took his oath of office before Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu and Kuching High Court Judge Datuk Rhodzariah Bujang at a ceremony held at the Lapau, State Legislative Assembly Building, Petra Jaya, here yesterday morning.
Earlier, Jabu read the appointment letter from the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong before Asfia signed the document.
Yang DiPertua Negeri Tun Datuk Patinggi Abang Muhammad Salahuddin is currently on leave.
Asfia is also the Speaker of State Legislative Assembly (DUN).
Also present were Asfia’s wife Datin Amar Fatimah Mohd Iskandar and other family members, Jabu’s wife Dato Sri Empiang, Land Development Minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing and Social Development Minister Tan Sri William Mawan.