Sarawak has lost a political icon in Taib Mahmud, says Sabah CM

KOTA KINABALU: Sarawak has lost a political icon who contributed immensely to the state’s development, says Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor.

Expressing his condolences to the family, he said former Sarawak governor and chief minister Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud had done a lot in bringing change to the Land of the Hornbills.

“Condolences to the family left behind and may Allah bless his soul and place him among the righteous,” Hajiji said in a statement on Wednesday (Feb 21).

Abdul Taib, 87, passed away at a private hospital in Kuala Lumpur at 4.40am today.

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