Abang Muhammad Salahuddin Politician
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.He is also fondly known as Abang Louis, by his old friends and acquaintances, especially in his hometown of Sibu. 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 are blessed with 9 children, and 30 grand-children and great-grandchildren. He was active in state politics, helping to form Barisan Pemuda Sarawak (BPS) and Barisan Rakyat Jati Sarawak (BARJASA).