Kota Marudu Member of Parliament

Ongkili's wife Joan Maluda passes away

KOTA KINABALU: Datin Seri Joan Maluda, the wife of Parti Bersatu Sabah deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili, passed away peacefully on Friday (Sept 7). She was 63.

Maluda, who had been ill for some time, passed away at their residence in Kampung Kolopis, Penampang, at 2.15pm Friday, with family members by her side.

Ongkili, who is also Kota Marudu MP and a former federal minister, said the public can pay their last respects during her funeral service at the SIB Church in Likas on Sept 9 (Sunday) at 1pm.

"We thank you for the wishes and prayers. She was a loving wife and great mother. She will be deeply missed," said Ongkili.

Joan was among the first batch of Sabahans who graduated from the YS-ITM Sabah campus in 1975.

The couple has two children, their lawyer-cum-pastor daughter Rachel Jane and son, Jordan.

Source : TheStar