Funeral wake for Masing to be held on Nov 3

Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing

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KUCHING, Oct 31: Members of the public are welcome to pay their last respects to the late Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing at the Association of Churches in Sarawak, Jalan Stampin, off Jalan Laksamana on Wednesday (Nov 3).

The wake will be divided into two sessions of which the dignitaries may pay their last respects to the deceased from 8.30am to 9.30am followed by a session for the public from 9.30am to 2pm.

After the wake, his remains will be taken to Nirvana Memorial Park, Kuching.


A statement issued today advised those coming to pay their last respects to wear proper attire and take Covid-19 RTK antigen test.

Masing, 72, passed away around 7.05am this morning at Normah Sarawak Medical Centre, Kuching due to heart complications. His latest Covid-19 test results was found to be negative.

On Sept 28, Masing tested positive for Covid-19. He had completed his two doses of Covid-19 vaccination.

He is survived by his wife, Puan Sri Dato Corrine Masing and two daughters and a son. He has two daughters from an earlier marriage.

Born on March 5, 1949, Masing had served as Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak under the late Pehin Sri Adenan Satem and current Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg since May 2016.

He was also the Sarawak Minister for Infrastructure and Port Development since 2016.

Since 2004, he also helmed Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) as its founder and its first president until his passing.

He held the Baleh seat for eight consecutive terms since 1983. — DayakDaily