KUCHING: Wife of former Head of State Tun Abang Muhammad Salahuddin Abang Barieng, Toh Puan Norkiah passed away at the Sarawak General Hospital today.
She died at 12.02 pm due to complications following a stroke on April 3.
She was 72. The former civil servant married Abang Muhammad Salahuddin in 1996 and has four adopted children.
It is understood that her remains will be laid to rest at the Semariang Muslim cemetery here.
During her lifetime, Norkiah served and contributed to state welfare institutions under the Welfare Department (JKM).
She was recognised for her contributions, having an orphanage – Rumah Kebajikan Kanak Kanak Toh Puan Datuk Patinggi Norkiah, named after her.