PETRA JAYA: Yayasan Sarawak’s Education Development Centre was today renamed as ‘Wisma Adenan’ to commemorate the state’s former chief minister, the late Tan Sri Adenan Satem, for his contribution towards the education sector.
The declaration of the centre’s new name was officially announced by Adenan’s predecessor, Datuk Amar Abang Johari Abang Openg, at the Yayasan Sarawak’s headquarters here today.
“The former chief minister has great passion when it comes to affairs pertaining to the education sector.
“I believed all of you are aware of this since he had made it clear on numerous occasions.
“His contribution will always be remembered,” said Abang Johari, who is Sarawak’s sixth chief minister, during the ceremony.
State Welfare, Women and Community Wellbeing Minister Datuk Fatimah Abdullah, State Local Government Minister Prof Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian, Assistant State Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, and the foundation director, Azmi Bujang, were present.
Adenan’s son, Azizul Annuar, 26, also attended the event on behalf of his mother, Puan Sri Jamilah Anu.
Jamilah, who is the Tanjong Datu assemblywoman, is still observing her iddah following the sudden demise of her husband on Jan 11.
Constructed in 2008, the centre houses several educational facilities as well as halls and a gym.
Abang Johari later handed over rewards from Yayasan Sarawak to 378 students who obtained excellent results in the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia and Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia examinations.