Remembering Taib Mahmud’s legacy of development and controversies

  • Letters
  • Wednesday, 21 Feb 2024

Abdul Taib performing the Iban dance Najat at Rumah Utong in Bintulu in 1987.

WHILE the younger generation may primarily recognise him for the criticisms he faced, the late former Sarawak governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud holds a special place in the hearts of Sarawakians, revered as a champion of their aspirations.

A major segment of the population still appreciates his contributions to Sarawak’s development. They view him in a favourable light, although opinions about him are polarised and his legacy continues to be debated.

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