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Late Kee Yew to be cremated on Thursday

SIBU, Datuk Andrew Wong Kee Yew, the only son of Sarawak Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh, who died last night, will be cremated at the Nirvana Memorial Park here at 8 am on Thursday.

According to a WhatsApp message forwarded by the chairman of the Bumiputera Unit of the United People’s Party (UPP) of the Bawang Assan Branch, Andrew Shilling Bangit, to the branch youth members, the wake service will be held at the memorial park from 9 am to 5 pm on Wednesday.

Kee Yew, who was the chairman of the UPP Bawang Assan Youth, died at his home in Jalan Ipoh here last night.

The 43-year-old former Sibu Municipal Council chairman was found unconscious on the floor of the dressing room in his bedroom by his mother, Datin Seri Leong Poh Lin.

He was pronounced dead by medical personnel at about 11 pm after efforts to resuscitate him failed.

Kee Yew contested in the 14th General Election in May last year as the Barisan Nasional candidate for the Sibu parliamentary seat. He polled 22,389 votes but lost to incumbent Oscar Ling of DAP who polled 33,811 votes in the four-cornered contest.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

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