State funeral for Abdul Taib today


KUCHING: The state funeral for former Sarawak governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud will take place today.

On Thursday (Feb 22) morning, Abdul Taib’s remains were brought to the State Legislative Assembly building, where members of the public, dignitaries and Cabinet members can pay their last respects between 8am and 11.30am.

The funeral prayer is scheduled to be held afterwards at the Demak Mosque near his residence followed by the state burial at the family cemetery in Demak Jaya.

Abdul Taib, also known as the Father of Modern Sarawak, died at a hospital in Kuala Lumpur at 4.40am Wednesday (Feb 21). - Bernama

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