Shafie’s mother dies aged 85

By Julia Chan
Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal’s mother has passed away at the age of 85 at her home in Semporna this morning. ― File pic

KOTA KINABALU, March 16 ― The mother to Parti Warisan Sabah president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal died at her home in Semporna this morning.

Bunga Suara Dandai, 85, was the younger sister to former Sabah Governor Tun Sakaran Dandai.

According to a Warisan spokesman, she had suffered from an unnamed illnesses for many years.

Bunga had eight children including Semporna MP Shafie and Lahad Datu assemblyman Datuk Yusof Apdal.

She will be buried at the Pekan Semporna Muslim cemetery after prayers this afternoon.

Warisan deputy president Darell Leiking said Shafie left for Semporna this morning from Kuala Lumpur where he is attending Parliament.