The late Peter Ato Mayau a good man — Sagah
Posted on July 24, 2012, Tuesday
KUCHING: Tarat assemblyman Datuk Roland Sagah, who is also Deputy State Legislative Assembly Speaker, described the passing of PKR Sarawak vice-chairman Peter Ato Mayau as a great loss to the state’s political arena.
Despite their different political backgrounds and having contested for the same seat (Tarat) last state election, Roland acknowledged that Peter was a good man.
“I have known him for more than 20 years when he was still in PBB even though he wasn’t very active then. I feel sorry for his family for their loss,” he said while offering his sympathies to the family members of the late Peter.
Sagah said this to reporters after paying his last respects at the late Peter’s home at Lorong 1, Jalan Urat Mata inTabuan Jaya here yesterday.
Also paying their last respects were state PKR vice-chairman See Chee How, state DAP secretary Chong Chieng Jen and Padawan Municipal Council chairman Lo Khere Chiang.
The cortege left the house for the Christian cemetery at Kampung Bunuk, Padawan Link Road, yesterday.
Peter, a civil engineer employed by Sebiro Holdings, was among the three passengers who died in the helicopter crash in Sebuyau last Friday morning.
He was also one of those lined up by PKR to contest in Mambong in the coming general election.
He had been going around that constituency for months to canvas for support.
In the 10th state election in April last year, Peter contested under the PKR banner in Tarat in a three-cornered fight. He garnered 4,292 votes, against Sagah (BN-PBB) 6,287 votes, and Ateng Jeros (SNAP) 567 votes.
Peter left behind wife Agnes, 45, and three children to mourn his demise.