From 1981 until 2008, Taib has been the Chief Minister of Sarawak for 27 years. There is no sign of him quiting even though he is turning 72 this May. The report in Bernama merely indicates that he hinted for retirement, which he has many times hinted before. So it's just another hint, what?
What has he achieved during this 27 years? More like a 20 years behind Semanjung Malaysia progress, as far as Sarawakians are concerned. Personally, he has created an empire in business monopoly in Sarawak that even Mahathir or Badawi are envious of.
Semanjung Malaysia with oil money from Sabah and Sarawak, have super highways, world's tallest towers and countless mega projects. What does Sarawak have to show off ? Maybe the popularity of Kek Lapis and Laksa.
How about political development? Well, Taib has done a good job in divide and conquer the majority Dayaks. Dayaks are now so disunited that you can find them in PBB, SUPP, SPDP, PRS, SNAP, STAR and even PKR. SPDP and PRS are mosquito component parties of BN. SNAP and STAR are toothless opposition parties. In PBB and SUPP, the best position for the Dayaks are being the deputies and assistants.
How about job opportunities? Well, Taib manage to export all brainy Sarawakians to earn living at Semanjung Malaysia and even nearby Singapore or Brunei. Even the lowly educated Dayaks are being laborers and factory operators in Johor. Why export the Sarawakian workforce? Because there are no job opportunities in Sarawak.
Extracted from: bernama.com (Apr 05, 2008)
Nation's Longest Serving CM Hints About Retiring