Bujang Mohd Nor, who died at 88, favoured ‘angel number’ 888

(Clockwise from left) Wan Junaidi, Chan, Idris and Nanta, and Minos (centre).

KUCHING, Oct 11: The late Tan Sri Bujang Mohd Nor had an affinity for the number 888, commonly referred to as an ‘angel number’ in numerology – and had also passed away aged 88.

An angel number is a repetitive or predictable sequence or pattern of numbers, according to those that believe in numerology.

This was shared by former Kuching South City Hall mayor Dato James Chan who used to cross paths with Bujang Mohd Nor during the latter’s time at Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC).

He said Bujang Mohd Nor was a gentleman and a respected person among those of all ethnic groups who knew him.

“I served under him for such a long time in the STIDC group of companies in Harwood Timber Sdn Bhd and others, and he was really a good and fair executive chairman making all his decisions with fairness and accountability,” said Chan who believed that Sarawak had lost a loyal and dedicated son.

“He was always associated with the number ‘888’  and he passed away on reaching his 88th birthday. That is the significance of a great man,” said Chan.

Meanwhile, Works Minister Dato Sri Alexander Nanta Linggi said Bujang Mohd Nor, who was former Sarawak Secretary, had contributed greatly to the development of Sarawak and the Sarawak government, and his good deeds will be remembered.

Sending his condolences to the deceased’s family, Nanta prayed for strength and patience for the family in this time of loss and bereavement.

Sharing the same sentiment as Nanta, Senate Speaker Tan Sri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar who knew Bujang Mohd Nor well, described him as “nice, friendly and approachable”.

“He contributed much to Sarawak and we lost a great Sarawakian,” said Wan Junaidi.

Sarawak Legislative Assembly Deputy Speaker Datuk Idris Buang said he has lost a delightful friend in late Bujang Mohd Nor, who possessed a wonderful sense of humour and smile.

Idris’ described him as “a serious worker, disciplined, dedicated and trustworthy.”

“He was a passionate enthusiast of sports and a respected elder,” he added.

To Kota Samarahan Municipal Council chairman Dato Peter Minos, Bujang Mohd Nor was a likeable individual who was friendly and jovial.

“When I was a junior at STIDC in 1973, he gave me good advice such as ‘be diligent and be dedicated as a government servant and you will go far’, and to treat the public with respect and dignity and in turn, you will be respected and remembered.’

“His words have lingered in my mind, with fondness and appreciation,” said Minos.

Bujang Mohd Nor passed away at the age of 88 at Normah Medical Specialist Centre here last night (Oct 10, 2023). — DayakDaily