TUARAN: Yesterday evening, the former Tuaran Member of Parliament (MP) from 1990 to 1994, Datuk Monggoh Orow, 73, has died of old age at Queen Elizabeth I Hospital in Kota Kinabalu.
His remains will be at Kampung Tagai, before being taken to Fook Lu Siew Funeral Parlour this evening.
He will be cremated on Dec 24, at 10 am.
He leaves behind a wife, Datin Zoy Orow, and two children.
Born in Tuaran on Jan 17, 1946, Monggoh was the president of Sabah Lotud Language Preservation Organisation, besides being active as a member of the United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (UPKO).
During his time in the Logged language preservation organization, he devoted his full time in researching and documenting his mother tongue and successfully publishing the Hatod Suang Lotud dictionary.
Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Wilfred Madius Tangau released a statement, conveying his condolences to Monggoh’s family and hoped they remain strong in this moment of grief. “My thoughts and prayers are with his family. My heartfelt condolences.
“My humble and earnest prayers for the soul of a man from whom I gained much guidance and wonderful experience,” he said, adding that Monggoh would be remembered for his leadership and vision for Tuaran.K