Monday, June 17

Head of State, wife pay last respects to the late Andrew Wong


Taib and Raghad paying their last respects to Andrew during the wake. He was accompanied by Soon Koh and Leong.

SIBU: The Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud and his wife Toh Puan Datuk Patinggi Raghad Kurdi Taib paid their last respects to former deputy chairman of Sibu Municipal Council the late Dato Andrew Wong Kee Yew at Nirvana Memorial Park at Mile 23, Oya Road, here.

Taib and Raghad were greeted by Andrew’s parents Second Finance Minister Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh and Datin Sri Pauline Leong as well as family members.

Upon meeting Taib and Raghad, both Soon Koh and Leong broke down as they embraced each other.

It was a sombre scene as silence engulfed the hall.

Soon Koh then led the Head of State to pay his last respects.

“Tun has come to see you,” Soon Koh whispered to his late son as Taib was paying his last respects to Andrew.

When embracing Raghad, Leong said they never expected things to happen so suddenly before the latter broke down.

Andrew who is the only son of Soon Koh and Leong left behind a wife Datin Lily Toh and two teenage children.

The funeral service is scheduled from 8am tomorrow (Thursday) at Nirvana Memorial Park Hall, followed by the cremation.