Chief Minister Leads Sabah Ministers To Pay Last Respects On Stephen

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By BORNEOTODAY
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah ministers led by Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Panglima Mohd Shafie Apdal (second left) paid their last respects on the late Datuk Stephen Wong Tien Fatt here late Friday afternoon.

Among the ministers present at the Fook Lu Siew funeral parlour were Minister of Infrastructure Development, Datuk Peter Anthony (behind, second left), Minister of Law and Native Affairs, Datuk Aidi Mokhtar (second right) and Youth and Sports Minister, Datuk Frankie Poon (third right).

Also present was Datuk Yusof Yacob, the Education and Innovation Minister.

STEPHEN WONG

The Chief Minister spent more than an hour with the bereaved family and consoling the widow, Chong Mee Fook. Wong also left behind three daughters, a son and two grandchildren.

Wong will be laid to rest in his hometown of Sandakan at the Sandakan Christian Burial Ground along Mile 12 off Labuk Road on Monday, April 1. His body will be flown from Kota Kinabalu on Saturday, March 30 and a two-day wake service will be held at the San Fook Hing Funeral Parlour.

The two-term Sandakan MP and Sabah DAP chairman was also the state Health and People’s Wellbeing Minister.

He passed away on Thursday, March 28 aged 64, complaining of chest pains after a hike at the Tambaig Adventure Park in Kg Duvanson, Putatan.

Meanwhile the remains of the late Datuk Stephen will be flown back to his hometown of Sandakan on Saturday (March 30), where he will be laid to rest.

A two-day wake service will be held over the weekend at the San Fook Hing Funeral Parlour to allow mourners to pay their last respects to the two-term Sandakan MP and Sabah DAP chairman.

A funeral service has been scheduled for 8am Monday (April 1) at the Tiong Hua Secondary School, after which Wong will be laid to rest at the Sandakan Christian Burial Ground along Mile 12 off Labuk Road.

Sabah DAP acting chairman Datuk Frankie Poon Ming Fung said local and peninsular leaders, including Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok, Gobind Singh, the Communications and Multimedia minister, and DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang are expected to arrive in Sabah later Friday to pay their respects.

Earlier in the day, deputy Chief Minister, Datuk Christina Liew as well as Minister of Local Government, Datuk Ewon Benedick paid theor last respects.

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