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Tuan Yang Terutama Tun Datuk Patinggi
Abang Haji Muhammad Salahuddin Abang Barieng
TYT Sarawak Abang Muhammad Salahuddin.jpg
Abang Muhammad Salahuddin in 2011.
6th Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak
In office
22 February 2001 – 28 February 2014
Preceded by Ahmad Zaidi Adruce
Succeeded by Abdul Taib Mahmud
3rd Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak
In office
2 April 1977 – 2 April 1981
Preceded by Tuanku Bujang Tuanku Othman
Succeeded by Abdul Rahman Ya'kub
Personal details
Born (1921-08-27) 27 August 1921 (age 93)
Kampung Nangka, Sibu, Kingdom of Sarawak
Spouse(s) Toh Puan Hajjah Dayang Umi Kalthum (deceased)
Toh Puan Hajah Norkiah
Children 12
Residence The Astana, Kuching
Religion Islam

Tun Datuk Patinggi Abang Haji Muhammad Salahuddin bin Abang Barieng is third and sixth Yang di-Pertua Negeri (Governor) of the Malaysian state of Sarawak. He is the first person to serve as Governor twice.[1][2] He is also fondly known as Abang Louis, by his old friends and acquaintances, especially in his hometown of Sibu. His term officially ended on 28 February 2014, and succeeded by the former Chief Minister, Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud on 1 March.

Early life[edit]

Salahuddin,or Abang Louis is the only son of the late Abang Barieng bin Abang Anyut, a Melanau community leader and a well-known figure in the Third Division (present-day Sibu Division).

After the Japanese occupation, he worked as Municipal Inspector until 1947 under the new British colonial administration. He continued in the public service under the National Registration Department and the Public Works Department.

Abang Muhammad is married twice first with late Toh Puan Hajjah Dayang Umi Kalthum,and later Toh Puan Hajah Norkiah, and they have 9 children, and 30 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.One of his children,Datin Dayang Fatiyah, had been appointed as the first female 'Penghulu' in Sibu.

Political career[edit]

He was active in state politics, helping to form Barisan Pemuda Sarawak (BPS) and Barisan Rakyat Jati Sarawak (BARJASA). Salahuddin acted as representative of the Melanau community to the Cobbold Commission during the years preceding the formation of Malaysia.

In 1963, he contested and won a seat in the state elections. However, he resigned in 1968 and returned to public service. He eventually became Chairman of the State Public Service Commission.


In 1977, he was installed as the third Governor of Sarawak and served for a term of four years. In 2000, he became Acting Governor while the Governor Ahmad Zaidi Adruce was ill. Zaidi Adruce died in December 2000, and Salahuddin was reappointed permanently to the governorship in February 2001, and his term officially ended on 28 February 2014.

Awards and recognitions[edit]

He has been awarded :[3]

He holds the usual Malay title of "Tun Datuk Patinggi" by combining the highest title of Malaysia and the highest title of Sarawak. But in other parts of Malaysia, he holds other titles. See details below.

Honours of Sarawak[edit]

Honours of Malaysia[edit]

Salahuddin was bestowed the nation's highest award – the Seri Maharaja Mangku Negara which carries the title Tun, by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong on 7 June 1978.


  1. ^ "Services of heads of state of Sarawak, Sabah extended". New Straits Times. 5 December 2006. p. 11. 
  2. ^ Sarawak governor’s tenure extended by one more year The Star. 29 November 2008
  3. ^ List of malaysian rulers as of January 2013, with mention of orders


  1. Who's who 82/83 (First Edition), Sarawak Publishing House Sdn.Bhd., Kuching, Malaysia.
Preceded by
Tuanku Bujang Tuanku Othman
Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak
Succeeded by
Abdul Rahman Ya'kub
Preceded by
Ahmad Zaidi Adruce
Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak
Succeeded by
Abdul Taib Mahmud

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164 news items

The Borneo Post

The Borneo Post
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 11:56:15 -0700

The Honorary Doctorate of Human Development was awarded to former Head of State Tun Datuk Patinggi Abang Muhammad Salahuddin Abang Barieng, while the Honorary Doctorate of Creative and Applied Arts was awarded to architect Hijjas Kasturi.

Berita Harian

Berita Harian
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 23:43:52 -0700

Taib menggantikan Canselor terdahulu yang juga bekas YDP Sarawak keenam, Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin Abang Barieng. Turut hadir pada upacara pemasyhuran itu ialah isteri Taib, Toh Puan Ragad Kurdi Taib; isteri Timbalan Perdana Menteri, ...
Utusan Malaysia
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 08:44:38 -0800

“Turut berlangsung ialah majlis penganugerahan ijazah kehormat kepada bekas Yang Dipertua Negeri, Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin yang dianugerahkan Ijazah Kehormat Doktor Pembangunan Manusia dan arkitek tersohor negara, Ar Hijjas Kasturi ...
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:41:15 -0800

KUCHING, 28 Feb (Bernama) -- Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin Abang Barieng, 92, Jumaat secara rasmi menamatkan perkhidmatan sebagai Yang Dipertua Negeri Sarawak keenam. Majlis istiadat perpisahan diadakan di pekarangan Astana Negeri, ...
The Borneo Post
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:28:44 -0700

ON February 28, 2014, Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin Abang Barieng bade goodbye to the people of Sarawak as their sixth post-Independence Yang di-Pertua Negeri — with tears in his eyes. Wearing an emerald green Baju Melayu, the much loved ...
The Borneo Post
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:22:30 -0700

There were five heads of state before Taib, namely Tun Abang Openg, who was appointed between 1963 and 1969, Tun Datuk Patinggi Tuanku Bujang Tuanku Othman (1969-1977), Tun Datuk Patinggi Abang Muhammad Salahuddin (1977-1981), Tun ...

The Malay Mail Online

Sun, 11 May 2014 15:21:40 -0700

Abdul Taib Mahmud, chief minister of Sarawak, right, hands over his resignation letter to Abang Muhammad Salahuddin, governor of Sarawak, in Kuching, Malaysia, on Feb. 12, 2014. Source: AFP/Getty Images. Abdul Taib Mahmud, who ruled Sarawak, the ...
The Borneo Post
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:07:30 -0700

KUCHING: Former Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Datuk Patinggi Abang Muhammad Salahuddin and his wife, Toh Puan Norkiah, attended Unimas' Hari Raya Open House at DeTAR Hall recently. Salahuddin (centre) hands over the Jalu Gemilang to Solhi.

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