The death of the Chief Minister of the Malaysian state of Sabah in Borneo, Mr.?
GV OF VILLAGE OF KOTA; KINABALU
GV AIRSTRIP NEAR KOTA KINABALU
GV FLANE LANDING AT KOTA KINABALU
GV CRASHED PLANE IN WATER
SV CROWD WATCHING
GV BOAT WITH OFFICIALS ON BOARD APPROACHING CRASHED PLANE
GV CROWD AROUND KOTA KINABALU COMMUNITY CENTRE
GV CROWD WATCHING AS OFFICIALS MOURNERS ARRIVE AT CENTRE
GV HALF LASTED MALAYSIAN AND SABAH FLAGS
GV PAN COFFINS OF AIRCRASH VICTIMS
GV MOURNERS WALKING PAST COFFINS (4 SHOTS)
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Background: 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.