Published: Friday January 4, 2013 MYT 8:16:00 PM
Updated: Friday January 4, 2013 MYT 9:18:30 PM
Public can pay last respects to Kanang until Sunday
KUCHING: The body of Datuk Temenggong Kanang anak Langkau will be placed at the Suarah Hall here from Saturday to enable the public to pay their last respects.
The Sarawak Information Department, in a statement here Friday, said those wishing to pay their last respects can do so over the weekend as the body of the national hero would be taken to the St Thomas Cathedral at 1pm Sunday for the funeral service.
Kanang would be laid to rest at the heroes' burial ground in Jalan Budaya at 3pm, the statement said.
His body was currently placed at the Bukavu Hall in Penrissen Camp to enable his immediate family members to pay their last respects.
A former member of the famed and fearsome Sarawak Rangers, Kanang died of a heart attack at 1.45am Thursday at the Sarawak General Hospital.
He had been rushed there from his home about midnight when he complained of breathing difficulties. He was 68.
Kanang was a Sarawakian who became the nation's pride for his bravery in fighting communist terrorists in 1962 and 1963 while in the service of the Malaysian Armed Forces.