The ceremony began at 11am with Tan Sri Adenan Satem, who succeeded him as chief minister, reading the instrument of appointment, which had been presented to Taib by Yang Dipertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah at Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
After signing the instrument of appointment, Taib took his oath of office before Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Tan Sri Richard Malanjum at the State Legislative Assembly building in Adenan‘s presence.
He succeeded Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin Abang Barieng, whose term of office as Yang diPertua Negeri of Sarawak ended yesterday.
Taib was the fourth chief minister of Sarawak, having assumed the office on March 26, 1981, by succeeding his uncle Tun Abdul Rahman Ya'kub. – Bernama, March 1, 2014.