Sunday, May 26

Celestine Ujang passes away


Tan Sri Celestine Ujang Jilan

KUCHING: A former state minister Tan Sri Celestine Ujang passed away at a private hospital here yesterday evening.

He was 70.

Ujang held the portfolios of Land Development, and Housing in the state cabinet.

He was also once a DUN Speaker.

Ujang was a former Kemena assemblyman, a former board member of Dayak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), and former chairman of Bintulu Development Authority.

A veteran politician, he also held the post of vice-president and youth chief of state BN backbone Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB).