Dewan Undangan Negeri
The 16th DUN Meeting starts today here are some photos for the first day Dewan Sitting, especially the opening ceremony. The first four photos is in thumbnail size and can be enlarged to get that 'fee' of the actual environment. Some of the visitors to Nadai Nama has requested to see what is inside the Dewan so there are two or three photos here. Proceedings for this Sitting timetable can be viewed at the DUN website.
The opening ceremony from another angle with the Wisma Bapa Malaysia as the background view
Inside the Dewan - The Speaker's Chair. On the two sides of the Dewan will be where the YBs will sit throughout the meeting. The Ministers and Assistant Ministers are usually on the left side (of the photo). The most senior (like the Chief Minister) shall be at that end nearest to the Dewan Speaker. The opposition is on the right side (right hand side of this photo). At the back of the Ministers will be the senior Head of Departments.
If you are a YB you will see from this angle. Your fellow Ministers are across.
From left: The openeing Ceremony -The State Secretary, the Speaker and Sarawak's Police Chief with spouses waiting for the arrival of the Right Honourable Chief Minister
The Right Honourable Chief Minister Pehin Sri (Dr.) Abdul Taib Mahmud arrives
The Yang Berhormats Ministers and Senior dignitaries (those with Tan Sris and other honorary titles) stand to attention
The opening ceremony 'guard of honour' greets the Right Honourable Chief Minister
The Right Honourable Chief Minister waits for the Sarawak Governor arrival
View of the Yang Berhormats Ministers (YB Datuk Awang Tengah, YB Datuk Wong Soon Koh and YB Datuk William Mawan with their spouses)
View of the Yang Berhormats Deputy Chief Ministers - Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr.) Alfred Jabu, with Dato Sri Senator Empiang Jabu and Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr. George Chan Hong Nam. Looking at the program is Datuk Seri Dr. James Jemut Masing
Arrival of His Execellency the Sarawak Governor TYT Tun Datuk Patinggi Abang Haji Mohammad Salahuddin
Ceremonial Guard of Honour greets the Governor
The ceremony begins
Inspecting the Ceremonial Guard of Honour
Among the VIP Guests - Datuks, Datins etc
Another view of VIP Guests - Datuks and Datins and some YBs
View of VIP Guests - ermm YB Encik Dominique Ng Kim Ho for N. 9 Padungan in view (I am tempted to ask, where's the songkok YB?)
The Governor and Chief Minister greets the VIPs after the ceremony
The Governor proceeding to the Dewan Hall for refreshments. He walks with the zest of a young man (and that friendly smile) leaving the Chief Minister and Speaker behind
The Chief Minister catches up with the Governor - a short sprint. Who says our Chief Minister is not well would be wrong as he made sure he was by the Governor's side when they entered the VIP Room in the Dewan for refreshments.
The New DAP Team (except for YB Chiew of Kidurong) in the Dewan. I wonder why they were not mixing with the other YBs for the opening ceremony. During the refreshment session, the YBs from DAP immediately went up to the Dewan Chambers. My say is that 'Don't be shy girls and guys'. Do try to mix around. Look at YB Encik Dominique and YB Dr. Johnicol Rayong - they are more friendlier it seems (and both wore the Dewan ceremonial uniform). Hopefully they will become more friendlier at the end of the Session as it is their first meeting anyway :)
YB Datin Fatimah YB for Dalat next to the Consulat from China - always having that sweet smile
YB Encik Naroden (Simunjan), YB Sylvester Entri (Marudi), YB Lee Kim Shim (Senandin) and YB Daud (Tupong)
The meeting of the YBs from opposite sides of the field - YB Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri (Dr.) Alfred Jabu (Betong) and Dato Sri Senator Empiang Jabu with YB Dr. Johnicol Rayong (Engkilili) & spouse
YBhg Datuk Temenggong Kenneth Kanyan & Datuk Sharifah Mordiah poses together in the Dewan
YB Snowdon Lawan (Balai Ringin) and missus - the spouses get to see what is inside the Dewan
YB Lihan Jok (Telang Usan) gets down to business on the first day. The microphone is there for those who wish to speak and the light from the lamp is useful as its quite dark in the Dewan
I also got down to business and said 'hi' to the two YBs from (YB Miss Violet Yong Wui Wui) Pending and (YB Miss Ting Zee Hui) Maradong.
That is all for the opening ceremony of the Dewan Undangan Negeri for this July session. If any of you do wish to have a view of the proceedings, do monitor the Dewan website and if you wish to listen to the Dewan debates live, come over to the Dewan and sit at the Public Gallery above the Dewan. To all the Yang Berhormats - may your meetings be fruitful for the glory of the State!