Robert Pasang Alam, former BN Lubok Antu candidate in GE14 passes away


Robert Pasang Alam

KUCHING: Former Barisan Nasional (BN) Lubok Antu candidate in the 14th General Election and former Sabah head of prosecution Robert Pasang Alam passed away at the Intensive Care Unit of Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) this morning.

It was understood that the 52-year-old was suffering from an advanced stage of cancer.

He is survived by his wife Jeniah Aja and two children who are now working adults.

Pasang hailed from Rumah Manai in Nanga San Panjai, Lubok Antu. He received his higher education at Universiti Malaya and University of Wollongong, Australia.

Pasang who replaced Datuk William Nyallau Badak as BN’s Lubok Antu nominee in the last general election, eventually lost to the then independent candidate¬†(now a PKR MP) Jugah Muyang in a three-corner contest. The other contestant was Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak secretary Nicholas Bawin Anggat.

When contacted, Jugah expressed his sadness over the passing of Pasang who was his relative and close friend.

Jugah said he and Pasang set up an association in Miri called Pelam (Persatuan Engkilili Lubok Antu Miri) years ago, with the intention to look after the well-being of people from Lubok Antu.

PRS president Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing, when contacted, also expressed his sadness over the demise of a fellow party comrade.

“With the demise of RPA (Robert Pasang Alam) as he was commonly known, PRS has lost a dear friend and Sarawak has lost an honourable member of the judiciary who spent his life to right the wrong in our society,” said Masing who is also a Deputy Chief Minister.

A chat group indicated that Pasang will be laid to rest here on March 2.

The family home address is at No. 1187, Lorong Stampin Tengah 10E1, Jalan Stampin Tengah here.