‘A good politician, dedicated social worker’ — Senate president mourns passing of former Senator Lihan Jok

Lihan Jok

KUCHING, Nov 16: Dewan Negara President Tan Sri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar has described the late former senator and Telang Usan assemblyman Datuk Lihan Jok as “a good politician and also an active and dedicated social worker”.

Wan Junaidi issued a statement today expressing his heartfelt condolences and profound sympathy to the family on the somber occasion of the passing of Lihan, a distinguished individual who served with utmost dedication as a two-term assemblyman of Telang Usan and a two-term Senator of Dewan Negara, elected by the State assembly.

He remarked that Lihan’s commitment to public service, marked by tireless dedication, has left an indelible mark on the latter’s community.

“The late Datuk Lihan, a Kayan from Long Bedian, Ulu Sungai Apoh in Baram, was not only a good politician but also an active and dedicated social worker.

“His impact was significant, notably as the prime mover in unifying all Orang Ulu associations under the Federation of Orang Ulu Associations of Sarawak Malaysia (FORUM), of which he served as the president.

“Having known him since 2001, when he was elected to the State Legislative Assembly of Sarawak, I will always remember Datuk Lihan Jok as a respectful, gentle, and polite person.”

Wan Junaidi continued: “His legacy will be remembered with great respect, and he will be deeply missed. May his family and loved ones find solace during this difficult time.”

Lihan passed away today at 12.42pm due to kidney complications at the Miri Hospital. He was 66. Telang Usan assemblyman Datuk Dennis Ngau confirmed Lihan’s passing. — DayakDaily