KOTA KINABALU: Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) director-general Datuk Yeo Boon Hai will be the next mayor, replacing Datuk Abidin Madingkir whose term expires tomorrow.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman in a statement today said Yeo’s term begins on Feb 2.
“The Sabah state government congratulates the new mayor. May he carry out his responsibilities with commitment and dedication,” he said.
Yeo was born in Sipitang, Sabah and has a Bachelor of Science degree with Second Class honours in environmental biology from the United Kingdom.
He joined the state civil service in 1980 as an environmental officer and held various important posts including as Beaufort, and Kudat district officer and State Public Service Department principal assistant director.
Meanwhile, Musa also expressed the state government’s appreciation to Abidin for his dedicated and excellent service.
He said Abidin brought many changes and progress to DBKK and its residents, and KK as an enticing, beautiful and peaceful ‘Nature Resort City’.- BERNAMA