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Thursday September 19, 2013 MYT 2:29:43 PM
KUCHING: The Brooke family, who are here for three weeks as guests of the state government for Sarawak’s 50th anniversary celebrations, have extended an invitation to all to attend the memorial service for the late Rajah Muda Anthony Brooke, whose cremated remains will be interred here on Sept 21.
Honorary-secretary of The Brooke Heritage Trust and Anthony’s grandson, Jason Brooke, said the memorial service would commence at St Thomas’ Cathedral at 2pm, and expected to finish at 3pm.
“The British and New Zealand High Commissioners are expected to attend, along with members of the community from all faiths and backgrounds. In the spirit of Anthony, this is to be an open and inclusive invitation to all who would like to attend and pay their last respects.
“Anthony Brooke, the last Rajah Muda of Sarawak, a prominent leader of the Sarawak Independence Movement, died on March 2, 2011. It was his wish that his ashes be interred on Sarawak soil, a wish that will be fulfilled on the evening of Sept 21,” he said.
Anthony, who passed away at his home, Rumah Brooke in Wanganui, New Zealand on March 2, 2011 at age 98, was heir-apparent to his uncle, Charles Vyner Brooke, the third Rajah of Sarawak.
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