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Tun Fuad Stephens

Personal data
Date of birthSeptember 14, 1920
Date of deathJune 6, 1976
Place of deathKota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Political partyUnited National Kadazan Organization, BERJAYA
SpouseHajah Rahimah
ReligionIslam (converted from Christianity)
1st Chief Minister of Sabah
In office1963 - 1964
Succeeded byPeter Lo Sui Yin
Preceded byNone
5th Chief Minister of Sabah
In office1976 - 1976
Succeeded byHarris Salleh
Preceded byTun Mustapha
3rd Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Sabah
In office1973 - 1975
Succeeded byTun Mohd Hamdan Abdullah
Preceded byTun Pengiran Ahmad Raffae

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Tun Haji Mohammad Fuad Stephens, previously known as, Donald Stephens, was the first Chief Minister of the state of Sabah in Malaysia. He played a fundamental role in bringing the state of Sabah into the Federation of Malaysia in 1963. He held the chief minister post until 1964, and again in 1976. During his second term as Chief Minister he died in a controversial accident on June 6, 1976, in Kota Kinabalu, the state capital of Sabah. He was a passenger in an Australian made Nomad aircraft which crashed and killed everyone on board. His body was laid to rest at the State Mausoleum near the Sabah State Mosque, Kota Kinabalu. He was also the first Huguan Siou or Paramount Leader of the Kadazandusun community.

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