Tan Sri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar
16/11/2023 09:07 PM

KUCHING, Nov 16 (Bernama) -- Former Telang Usan assemblyman and senator, Datuk Lihan Jok who passed away at 66 today, has been described as a distinguished statesman who has left an indelible mark on the community.

Dewan Negara president Tan Sri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said the late Lihan of the Kayan tribe from Long Bedian in Baram was a good politician and an active and dedicated social worker.

“His impact was significant, notably as the prime mover in unifying all Orang Ulu associations under the Federation of Orang Ulu Associations of Sarawak Malaysia (Forum).

“Having known him since 2001, when he was elected to the State Legislative Assembly of Sarawak, I will always remember Lihan as a respectful, gentle and polite person. His legacy will be remembered with great respect, and he will be deeply missed,” he said in a statement.

Earlier, Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau confirmed Lihan’s passing after being hospitalised for several weeks.

Lihan was the assemblyman for Telang Usan from 2001 to 2011. He served as a senator in 2011 and re-elected in 2014.