Monday, July 12, 2010

TAIB THE OCTOPUS

Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib bin Mahmud (born 21 May 1936 in Miri, Sarawak) is the fourth and current Chief Minister of Sarawak. He is also the state Financial Minister and state Planning and Resource Management Minister. Taib is the President of Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), which is part of the Barisan Nasional coalition. He is of ethnic Melanau descent.

Taib is informally known as Pak Uban, which translates into "white-haired uncle". Among Chinese speaking communities he is known as Bai Mao (白毛) which means "white hair." Another informal name for him, in reference to the British Brooke family that ruled Sarawak as White Rajahs in the 19th and early 20th century, is "last white rajah" or "white-haired rajah." Holding the post of the Chief Minister of Sarawak since 1981, he is the longest serving Chief Minister in Malaysia. Being a member of the Malaysian Parliament for 38 years, Taib is also the second longest serving parliamentarian in Malaysia after Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.

[Source: Wikipedia]

Congratulations, Taib!


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