Published: Sunday January 6, 2013 MYT 2:05:00 PM
Updated: Sunday January 6, 2013 MYT 6:39:14 PM
Armed Forces chief pays last respects to Kanang Langkau
KUCHING: A steady stream of relatives, friends, dignitaries and members of the public paid their last respects to the late Warrant Officer 1 (R) Datuk Temenggong Kanang Langkau (pix) at the Dewan Suarah, here Sunday.
Among the dignitaries was Armed Forces chief Gen Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin.
After paying his last respects, Zulkifeli spent some time taking to Kanang's family and signed the condolence book.
They were greeted by Division 1 Camp Commander Maj Gen Datuk Mohd Zaki Mokhtar.
Also paying their last respects were 78 armed forces veterans from Ranger 1 and 8, and Royal Malay Regiment who were specially flown over from the Subang airbase.
Kanang will be given a state funeral with a procession from Dewan Suarah to St Thomas Cathedral, Kuching, for prayers before a burial ceremony at the Heroes Mausoleum at Jalan Taman Budaya at 3pm.
Meanwhile, the Malaysian Cabinet Sunday conveyed its condolences to Datin Brawang Chunggat, the widow of the late Kanang.
The condolences were conveyed by Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Peter Chin Fah Kui.
He said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and the other Cabinet ministers were saddened by the death and expressed their deepest condolences to Brawang and her family.
"Not only Kanang's family suffered the loss, but the nation too, as a result of the passing of the late Datuk Temenggong Kanang Langkau.
"We pray the family will have strength from Almighty God to carry on the good work of the late Kanang Langkau.
He served the nation so beautifully, bravely, and with so much bravery in his service," he said. - Bernama
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