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Ex-Sabah CM Peter Lo passes away
Published on: Thursday, January 02, 2020
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Kota Kinabalu: Sabah's second Chief Minister and the first Chinese to be appointed to the post, Tan Sri Peter Lo Su Yin, passed away peacefully in the presence of family members at KPJ Sabah Specialist Hospital, Wednesday night. He was 96.

Lo was the first local lawyer and played a significant role in the events leading to the formation of Malaysia in 1963.

His legal expertise was tapped by the IGC, including in drafting many of the 20-point agreement, safeguards for Sabah and was persuaded by first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman in 1965 to be a "caretaker" Chief Minister while he solved the intense political rivalry between the first Chief Minister, Tun Donald (later Fuad) Stephens, and the first post-colonial Governor, Tun Datu Mustapha Datu Harun.

 Lo stepped down when the first State election was called in 1967.

The public may pay their last respects at Fook Lu Siew.



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