Ex-Sabah Wanita MCA chief Agnes Shim dies


KOTA KINABALU: Former Sabah Wanita MCA chief Datuk Agnes Shim Tshin Nyuk (pic) has passed away.

Shim, 68, leaves behind five children and 10 grandchildren.

According to a Facebook post by her son Arthur Yong, she passed away peacefully at her home here at 10.55pm on Sunday.

He said the family would provide more details later for those who wish to pay their last respects.

Shim, who served as a state senator from 2006 to 2008, was said to have battled illness for many years.

For decades, she was involved in various capacities throughout her political career and other activities.

From 2008 to 2018, she served as vice- chairperson of the MCA’s central women’s wing and as an adviser to the Sabah Wanita MCA.

She was also an adviser to numerous business and welfare associations, and was on the board of directors of a number of schools.

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong extended his condolences to Shim’s family.

“My heartfelt sympathy goes to the family of the late Datuk Agnes Shim,” he said on his Facebook page, adding that Shim had greatly contributed to the community, especially women.“Her passing is a great loss to the people of Sabah and she will be dearly missed. May she rest in peace,” said Dr Wee.

Sabah MCA chief Lu Yen Tung said the party and community had lost a great woman leader and party member.

“We hope the family will stay strong during this difficult time and find comfort in knowing that she will be missed by many,” he said.

Shim’s remains have been placed at the Fuk Luk Siew funeral parlour near here while her family finalises funeral arrangements.

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