Tuesday, July 5

Mom of former DCM George Chan, Leong Lai Wah passes away aged 104

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Leong is escorted by Dr Chan during the last state election in 2016 to vote in her constituency at the SJK Chung Hua Miri polling station.

MIRI: The mother of former Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan, Leong Lai Wah, has passed away peacefully in her sleep at 3pm in her home in Kuching today, at the age of 104.

Leong, although wheelchair bound, was known for her friendly smile and was active in numerous charities.

Last year, she made a brief visit to the Go Bald Campaign, an annual fund raising campaign by Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society held in Miri, in support of the fight against childhood cancer and had donated RM10,000 to the cause.

The funeral service will be held at Chan’s residence at Tanjong Lobang, Miri on May 9 at 1pm.