The death of the Chief Minister of the Malaysian state of Sabah in Borneo, Mr.?
The death of the Chief Minister of the Malaysian state of Sabah in Borneo, Mr. Tun Haji Fuad has created fears that the area may become ------in the words of the Malaysian Government------"politically unsettle."
The plane crash which killed the Minister and four other high ranking government officials in the newly elected Berjaya People's Party has puzzled aviation experts from the Royal Malaysian Airforce. They said the pilot reported no indication of trouble before the aircraft plugged into the sea near the village of Kota, Kinabalu killing all eleven people on board.
The state's new Chief Minister, Mr. Datuk Harris Salleh, announced an official mourning period of forty days. The bodies of Mr.Tun Haji Fuad and the other government official killed in the crash were laid in stated the Kota Kinabalu Community Centre.
Flags throughout the state flew at half mast as thousands of mourners poured through the community centre to pay their respects to their former Chief Minister. Many of those who queued for hours outside the Centre openly wept. Later the body of the Chief Minister was buried in the Warriors Mausoleum next to the State Mosque.