SIGNS..... Musa signs his oath of office while watched attentively by an Assembly official.
KOTA KINABALU: Fifty nine Sabah assemblymen, including 12 from the opposition parties of DAP, PKR and Parti Reformasi Sabah (Star) took their oath of office before Sabah State Assembly Speaker Datuk Seri Salleh Tun Said here today.
Salleh himself was sworn in before deputy Speaker, Datuk Johnny Mositun.
The oath-taking ceremony began at 10am with Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman leading the way, followed by his three deputies, Tan Sri Joseph Pairin Kitingan, Datuk Seri Yahya Hussin and Datuk Raymond Tan Shu Kiah.
CHAT ......Opposition lawmakers Datuk Lajim, Christina Liew, Junz Wong , Datuk Wilfred Bumburing, Dr Jeffrey Kitingan and Roland Chia having a while waiting for the swearing-in ceremony to begin.
They were then followed by Sabah ministers and assistant ministers, as well as the rest of the state assemblymen.
Among the opposition assemblymen were Datuk Seri Lajim Ukin (PKR-Klias), Datuk Seri Wilfred Bumburing (PKR-Tamparulli), Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan (Star-Bingkor) and Hiew King Cheu (DAP-Luyang).
Barisan Nasional (BN) retained power in Sabah with two-thirds majority after winning 48 out of 60 state seats in the 13th general election on May 5.
GREETS ....Deputy Chief Minister, Datuk Raymond Tan (centre) greets Musa, while anotehr DCm, Tan Sri JP Kitingan checks out his diary.
Speaking to reporters later, Musa, who is also Sungai Sibuga Assemblyman, called on all assemblymen, especially from BN, to discharge the duties entrusted to them by the people to the best of their ability.
“I would also like to ask all assemblymen to be polite, courteous and adhere to all regulations when debating an issue in the noble hall of the State Assembly,” he said.
The first term of the 13th Sabah State Legislative Assembly sitting is scheduled to be officially open by Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin on Monday. (BI)