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Published: Monday July 18, 2011 MYT 3:24:00 PM
Updated: Monday July 18, 2011 MYT 8:40:03 PM

First Sarawak Deputy CM and former SNAP chief James Wong dies at age 89

KUCHING: Sarawak's first Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar James Wong Kim Min, 89, passed away Monday morning after a heart attack.

He was rushed to Normah Medical Specialist Centre here at about 10am and died shortly after.

Wong played an instrumental role in the formation of Malaysia. He was the state's longest-serving assemblyman and became Deputy Chief Minister in 1963.

He was also formerly Sarawak National Party (SNAP) president and held several state ministerial portfolios before retiring from active public service in 2001.

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