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Former Sarawak governor Taib Mahmud dies aged 87

Former Sarawak governor Taib Mahmud dies aged 87

KUCHING, Feb 21 ― Former Head of State Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud has passed away at the age of 87.

Taib daughter Datuk Hanifah Hajjar Taib’s private secretary Nurr Shaffique Abdul Karim confirmed that the former governor breathed his last at around 4.40am in Kuala Lumpur this morning.

Taib served for three terms as Sarawak governor from March 1, 2014, until January 26 this year, when Tun Tan Sri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar succeeded him.

He was also Sarawak’s longest-serving chief minister from 1981 to 2014.