UPKO vice president and Former Tourism, Culture and Environment Assistant Minister Datuk Baggai Basirun (during the Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) Government passed away this morning due to heart problem.
He was the former State Assemblyman for Kadamaian. UPKO is headed by Tan Sri Bernard Giluk Dompok, a Minister in the Prime Minister's Department.
My heart is with his family. I had on many occasions met him in my line of duty as then the News Editor of New Straits Times and found him a soft-spoken but serious leader of the Kadazan, Dusun and Murut.