KOTA KINABALU: Former Sabah deputy chief minister Datuk Abdul Ghapur Salleh passed away
in the wee hours on Tuesday at the Gleneagles Hospital Kota Kinabalu. He was 80.
Former Sabah deputy chief minister Datuk Bahrom Titingan, one of his political contemporaries, posted the sad news on Facebook today.
“My condolences to the family on his demise. May his soul reach the abode of the Lord,” Bahrom said.
Tawau-born social activist Mohd Zaki Harry Susanto said Ghapur Salleh:s demise is a great loss to society, the state and the country.
“He helped a lot of people; he did a good job and was very dynamic in his work, particularly in Kalabakan parliamentary constituency,” he told Jesselton Times.
Abdul Ghapur Salleh was born on March 21, 1943.
He was the former Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Kalabakan constituency in Sabah, representing the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) in the governing Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition from 2004 to May 2018.