KOTA KINABALU: Former Sabah Attorney General Tan Sri Herman Luping died on Friday (Dec 11). He was 83.
State Tourism, Culture and Environment Assistant Minister Datuk Joniston Bangkuai confirmed this in a Facebook post.
"Deepest condolences to the family of the late Tan Sri Herman Luping.
"Sad to hear his passing but glad that we had the opportunity to visit him this morning. RIP (Rest in Peace) Tan Sri," he wrote.
In an earlier post in the PBS N9 Tamparuli Facebook page, Joniston was seen together with state Rural Development Minister Datuk Jahid Jahim visiting Luping at his residence in Kampung Likas here.
Also present was PBS supreme council member Datuk William Majimbun.
An esteemed personality of the Kadazandusun community, Luping, 83, a former deputy chief minister, was part of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) set up in 2012 to look into the long-standing illegal immigrants issue in Sabah.
A former lawyer and politician, he was well known in Sabah including for having written several books such as “Sabah’s Dilemma”, which relayed the state's political developments historically.