KUCHING – The passing of former Sarawak deputy chief minister Tan Sri Dr Wong Soon Kai is a great loss to the state as he had made tremendous contribution to its stability.
Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg said Wong, who had also served as Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) president had brought in new ideas when he joined politics.
“When he joined politics we were not very stable then. Then, he came up with new ideas and when the state had stability, he focussed his attention on its development.
“Most importantly, he brought the Chinese community to take part in our development process,” he said.
Abang Johari, who is currently on official visit to China and Hong Kong said this in a WhatsApp message to local media here today.
Wong, 90, died of old age at 4 this morning.
“He was a far sighted and fair leader. I say again, his death is a big loss to the state,” said the chief minister who is expected to pay his last respects to Wong this Friday afternoon.
Meanwhile, Wong’s wake will be held on Friday, beginning 7pm in his residence at No: 2, Jalan Tabuan here.
On Saturday, the funeral service will be held at 9am in the Trinity Methodist Church at Ellis Road before cremation at the Nirvana Memorial Park here. – BERNAMA