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KUCHING, Oct 31: Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) leaders express their sorrow over the demise of Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing, who was also Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) president.
“Saddened by the news that Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing, the Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak, had just passed away this morning.
“We lost a great man who had dedicated his life, not only for this state, but the entire nation.
“My deepest condolences to his family. Sarawakians will remember him as hero.
“Let’s keep him in our prayers and thank you for your contribution Tan Sri,” said Works Minister cum PBB senior vice president Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof
“Sad news received that Sarawak has lost a great leader, Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing, who had just passed away this morning. Deepest Sympathy and Condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace,” said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister cum PBB Women Chief Dato Sri Nancy Shukri
“The untimely passing of Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing this morning has left a void in our collective souls.
“We have lost a true statesman, and Sarawak has lost her favourite son.
“A staunch Sarawak nationalist, Tan Sri Dr Masing was a good listener and a fine man. In him, I have lost a good friend. But God loves him more.
“To Puan Sri Dato Corrine and family, I offer my heartfelt condolences and sympathies, on their loss.
“May God assuage the anguish of your bereavement and leave you only the cherished memory of the love lost.
“And may God grant his soul eternal peace,” said Minister in Prime Minister Department (Parliament and Law) cum PBB supreme council member Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.
“‘It’s ok to be passionate about racial issues but never cross the line into racism and bigotry’, Tan Sri once told me.
“He was a soft spoken person whom I had the privilege to talk privately with and he shared many historical facts and stories about politics especially those relating to the Dayak of Sarawak.
“I will treasure those moments and maintain my upmost respect for him,” said Corporate Affairs and Sarawak Public Communication Unit Assistant Minister cum PBB supreme council member Datuk Abdullah Saidol.
Masing passed away at 7.05am at the age of 72 this morning at Normah Sarawak Medical Centre due to complications of Covid 19. He tested positive for Covid 19 on Sept 28 and gave in after more than a month of fight against the coronavirus. — DayakDaily