Monday January 7, 2013
Last goodbye for national hero
Hundreds of mourners and supporters attended a funeral service of national hero Warrant Officer 1 (Rtd) Datuk Temenggong Kanang Langkau at St Thomas’ Cathedral in Kuching.
A former member of the famed and fearsome Sarawak Rangers, Kanang, 67, died of a heart attack at 1.45am Thursday at Sarawak General Hos-pital.
He was rushed there from his home about midnight when he complained of breathing difficulties.
Kanang 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.
The funeral service yesterday was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Alfred Jabu and wife Datuk Seri Empiang Jabu, Infrastructure Deve–lopment and Communication Minister Datuk Seri Michael Manyin and Tenaga Nasional Bhd non-executive chairman and former president of the de-registered PBDS Tan Sri Leo Moggie.
Anglican Archbishop of South East Asia Datuk Bolly Lapok gave the sermons during the funeral service.
The service and eulogy was conducted and delivered in Iban.
Starting before 2pm, local citizens of various races including some members of the Malaysian armed forces began to arrive at the cathedral to show their last respects to the natio-nal hero and show support for his family.