Mutang’s remains expected to arrive Miri this Sunday, funeral on Monday

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Public invited to pay last respects to late Senate President Datuk Mutang Tagal.

Mutang’s remains expected to arrive Miri this Sunday, funeral on Monday
Mutang’s remains expected to arrive Miri this Sunday, funeral on Monday

KUCHING (May 10): The public is invited to pay their last respects to the late Senate President Datuk Mutang Tagal at Borneo Evangelical Mission (BEM) Airport Road Church in Miri this Sunday (May 12).

A statement released by the Senate President’s Office today stated that Mutang’s remains are expected to arrive in Miri from Kuala Lumpur at 10 am before being taken to the church for the wake.

Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg is expected to attend and pay his respects at the church that day.

Funeral to be held on Monday

On Monday (May 13), a funeral prayer will be conducted at BEM Canada Hill Church Miri followed by burial at the Sidang Injil Borneo (SIB) cemetery in Lambir.

Sarawakians residing in Kuala Lumpur will also have the opportunity to pay their last respects to the late Mutang at Nirvana 2, Nirvana Centre KL, tomorrow (May 11) from 10 am to 2 pm.

Mutang passed away at the age of 69 at the National Heart Institute at 11.46 am this morning.

He had been receiving treatment at the hospital since returning to the country earlier than scheduled from Azerbaijan, where he had been on a working visit.

He had led the Malaysian delegation to attend the 6th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue, held from May 1-3 in Baku.

Mutang made history on Feb 19 when he became the first member of the Dayak community to be appointed Senate president.

He succeeded Tun Pehin Sri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, who had been appointed the eighth Governor of Sarawak.

Trained as a lawyer, Mutang served as Bukit Mas MP from 1982 to 1990.

Born on Oct 5, 1954, he was married to Datin Ho Mei Leng and the couple were blessed with three children.

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