Stephen’s Untimely Death – Loss Of a Great Malaysian And Sabahan

Stephen Wong, in white T-shirt, with a group of climbers at the Tambaig Adventure Park in Kampung Duvanson, Putatan, near Kota Kinabalu earlier Thursday. He complained of chest pains while on his way back and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he died while undergoing emergency treatment.

COMMENT: We have lost a great Malaysian and a great Sabahan with the untimely death of Datuk Stephen Wong, Sabah DAP Chairman, DAP Central Executive Committee Member, Sabah Minister for Health and Wellbeing and Sandakan MP.

Wong is a dedicated political worker for the wellbeing and greatness of Malaysia and Sabah, the very embodiment of the example that it is no contradiction to be one at the same time a great Malaysian and a great Sabahan.


Wong had served Malaysia and Sabah well since elected as Member of Parliament for Sandakan in 2013 and re-elected in 2018 as well appointed Sabah Minister for Health and Peoples’ Wellbeing in the past ten months.

Before his active role in DAP Sabah, Wong was Sandakan Councillor and Secretary-General of the Sandakan Chamber of Commerce.

Wong died Thursday of what is believed to be a heart attack at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu where he was taken after complaining of chest pain during a hike up a hill.

He was 64.

* Lim Kit Siang is DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri

Stephen Wong, centre, with Teresa Kok and Lim Kit Siang at a protest in Kuala Lumpur way before the 14th General Election.


KUALA LUMPUR: The Dewan Rakyat observed a moment’s silence and conveyed its condolences to the family of Sandakan MP Datuk Stephen Wong Tien Fatt who died today (Thursday March 28, 2019).

Deputy Speaker Nga Kor Ming, on behalf of the House, expressed sadness over the passing of Wong., who is also a Sabah nominated assemblyman.

He described the death of Wong, who was the Sabah Health and People’s Wellbeing Minister and DAP Sabah chairman, as a huge loss to the country and the Dewan Rakyat.

“Wong has been the Sandakan MP since 2013. His deeds and sacrifices were great and meaningful to the country,” he said.