Deputy Chief Minister Alfred Jabu should take the cue from AdenanSatem by making sure that his son, Gerald RentapJabu resign from Syarikat SescoBerhad



Deputy Chief Minister Alfred Jabu should take the cue from AdenanSatem by making sure that his son, Gerald RentapJabu resign from Syarikat SescoBerhad
14-7-2014

In what capacity is Gerald RentapJabu sitting on the Board of Directors of Syarikat SescoBerhad (SESCO)?

SESCO is a Sarawak State Government wholly-owned company, tasked for the supply of electricity throughout Sarawak.  The State Financial Secretary Sarawak, through Sarawak Energy Berhad, owned all the shares in SESCO.  As such, the directors of SESCO are appointed by the State Government to sit in the Board to safeguard the interest of the Government in the Company.

In normal circumstances, the officers from the State Secretary department, State Finance Secretary department, theAttorney-General’s chamber and relevant ministry are appointed as directors in such strategic industry company, electricity supply to the whole state, to ensure that the Government’s policies are implemented.  This is especially so in the case of SESCO which collects about RM2 billion from Sarawakian every year.

As far as I know, Gerald RentapJabu is not an officer of any of the Sarawak State Government’s agencies.  His only linkage to the Sarawak State Government is his father-and-son relationship with Alfred Jabu who is the Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak, but such linkage should not be considered in the appointment of directorship of a government-owned company.

Therefore, it begs the question why Gerald RentapJabu was appointed since year 2005 till this day, a director in the board of directors of SESCO.  Is Gerald RentapJabu appointed as a director of SESCO because he is the son of Alfred Jabu who is the Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak? 


Alfred Jabu and the State Government owes the people of Sarawak an explanation on his appointment.

Whatever it be, as the new Chief Minister AdenanSatem has made it clear that he will not allow his immediate family members to obtain personal benefit from his position as the Chief Minister of Sarawak, Alfred Jabu, as Adenan’s second man, the Deputy Chief Minister, must follow suit.

If Alfred Jabu is with AdenanSatem on the latter’s new policy, Alfred Jabu should immediately procure the cabinet to direct that his son resigns or be removed as the director of SESCO.  So far, we have seen neither resignation nor removal of his son as director of SESCO.

To foster clean, fair and good governance in the administration of the State Government, we, DAP Sarawak call upon Alfred Jabu to practice the good policy set by AdenanSatem and to start by ensuring that his son, Gerald RentapJabu, resign from the Board of Director of SESCO.


Chong Chieng Jen
Member of Parliament for Bandar Kuching
State Assembly Member for Kota Sentosa
Sarawak DAP Chairman