Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud hoped to hold on to the BN two-thirds majority in the council of states in the general election on 16 April. But as he watched 30 years as a key ministers today, his political future has never looked so uncertain.
A paper appearing in today's Asia Times:
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Taib Mahmud, the main flamboyant minister of Sarawak state on Borneo Malaysia from the north, marked 30 consecutive years in power on Monday. But any celebrations were subdued by the selection of the test claim on 16 May, when close to one million eligible voters Sarawak to vote in national elections contested.
National council was dissolved on the date of 21 March. Almost as a keeper-blinds, former Malacca chief minister with ties to the powerful United Malays National Organization (UMNO), a businessman and activist rights of the Malays in Kuala Lumpur triumphantly played a "sex video" to invited journalists. Full storyhere .