The wife of Sarawak Chief Minister Puan Sri Datuk Amar Hajjah Laila Taib succumbed to cancer at their residence in Demak Jaya here today. She died at 3.45pm.
The Polish-born Laila and Taib, then pursuing his law degree, were married in Adelaide, Australia on Jan 13, 1959. Three years later, she arrived in Sarawak. Her maiden name was Lejla Chaleck.