Taib Mahmud is now the Yang DiPertuan (YDP) of Sarawak after 33 years helming the state as Chief Minister. Whatever we want to say about him, good or bad, he had Sarawak in solid governance considering that he is from a minority group, Melanau.
His background as an Australian trained lawyer, as Information Minister of Malaysia for some years, then as CM would make him a PM material superior to Dolah and Najib who are clueless leaders.
The question is the country practicing discrimination against the Sarawak and Sabah in many aspects of governance? A decade ago the roads were in terrible conditions or the were no roads at all. From Mukah to Sibu took 3hrs which could be done about half the time. There is still no tar road to the Kelabit Highlands. We have to fly by Fokker planes from Bintulu.
Hishamudin, go and see for yourself the interior transport network, enough talk of the MH370 debacle.
Many federal top officials who had gone to Sarawak were clouded by gambir Sarawak, ikan terubuk masin, tikar Sarawak, and Tebedu (now Serikin) and failed to accomplish their missions fully!
I have listened to a number of Taib's speeches during my tenure in Sarawak for 6 years as a sago researcher, Mukah (Melanaus' homeland) and at UPM, Bintulu. His ideas are fresh and innovative but the slack is perhaps on the administrative follow through.
I am the captain of the ship.
On good terms with Ghafar Baba, DPM.
When Mahathir is clean cut, Taib is hairy!
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