Pele new DUN secretary

DUN secretary Pele Peter Tinggom.

KUCHING, Sept 3: Pele Peter Tinggom has been appointed the new Sarawak State Legislative Assembly (DUN) secretary, replacing Semawi Mohamad.

Pele, 48, who had served as DUN deputy secretary between 2011 and 2015, took his oath before Speaker Datuk Amar Mohamad Asfia Awang Nassar, here, today.

Pele, the son of the late Datuk Seri Peter Tinggom, began his career in the private sector, working with a legal firm in Kuching. Between 1998 and 2001, he was a dealer representative/broker with Kenanga Investment Bank.

He joined the state civil service as an Assistant Secretary at State Financial Secretary’s Office in February 2002. He continued his career as a civil servant from 2004 at the state Ministry of Public Utilities,before shifted to Regional Corridor of Development Authority (Recoda).

He had previously served with the state DUN Office, before moving to the Prime Minister’s Department in Putrajaya and returning the state Ministry of Utilities.


“Serving at Sarawak State Legislative Assembly is not new to him, where he was the Parliamentary Officer from July 2009 to January 2010 and Deputy Secretary of DUN from February 2011 to May 2015,” according to a statement from the state DUN Office.

Hailed from Saratok and Belaga, he graduated in 1996 from Anglia Ruskin University, Unitd Kingdom (formerly known as Anglia Polytechnic University) with Bachelor in Laws (Honours).

He also received a Diploma In Management (Executive) from the Australian Institute of Management (AIM), Western Australia University, in 2002, and passed the examination in Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis & Asset Valuation from the Securities Commission of Malaysia in 2000.

Recently, he completed the Certified Integrity Officer (CeIO) Programme under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Academy (MACA) and appointed as a certified trainer for National Anti-Corruption Plan (TOT-NACP) by the Integrity Institute Malaysia. — DayakDaily