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All Welcome At Public Memorial For Last Rajah Muda – Jason Brooke

Dr Charles Leh Moi Ung from The Sarawak Museum today received a plaque of British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace's portrait from the Natural History Museum in London, United Kingdom and Wallace Memorial Fund as part of his significant legacy in Sarawak's history.Picture shows Jason Brooke (second from left) from the Brooke Heritage Fund hands over the plaque to Sarawak Museum natural history curator Dr Charles Leh Moi Ung in conjunction with the forthcoming second international conference on Wallace, who had spent two years in Sarawak, including Santubong and Simunjan, at the invitation of Rajah James Brooke in November 1854.The Wallace 2013 conference to be held here from November 7-8 will also mark the centenary of Wallace's death at age 90, having been recognised as the co-founder of the theory of evolution by natural selection together with Charles Dawin. Pic:Bernama
Dr Charles Leh Moi Ung from The Sarawak Museum today received a plaque of British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace's portrait from the Natural History Museum in London, United Kingdom and Wallace Memorial Fund as part of his significant legacy in Sarawak's history.Picture shows Jason Brooke (second from left) from the Brooke Heritage Fund hands over the plaque to Sarawak Museum natural history curator Dr Charles Leh Moi Ung in conjunction with the forthcoming second international conference on Wallace, who had spent two years in Sarawak, including Santubong and Simunjan, at the invitation of Rajah James Brooke in November 1854.The Wallace 2013 conference to be held here from November 7-8 will also mark the centenary of Wallace's death at age 90, having been recognised as the co-founder of the theory of evolution by natural selection together with Charles Dawin. Pic:Bernama

KUCHING (Sarawak, Malaysia), Sept 19 (Bernama) — The Brooke family, who are here in Kuching for three weeks as guests of the Sarawak government for the state’s 50th anniversary celebrations, have extended an invitation to all in Sarawak to attend the Memorial Service for the late Rajah Muda Anthony Brooke, whose cremated remains will be interred in Kuching on Sept 21.

Honorary-Secretary of The Brooke Heritage Trust and Anthony’s grandson, Jason Brooke said the memorial service will commence at St Thomas’ Cathedral, Kuching at 2pm, and was expected to finish at around 3pm.

“The British and New Zealand High Commissioners are expected to attend, along with members of the community from all faiths and backgrounds. In the spirit of Anthony, this is to be an open and inclusive invitation to all who would like to attend and pay their last respects.

“Anthony Brooke, the last Rajah Muda of Sarawak, a prominent leader of the Sarawak Independence Movement, died on March 2, 2011. It was his wish that his ashes be interred in Sarawak soil, a wish that will be fulfilled on the evening of Sept 21,” he told to Bernama, here.

Anthony who passed away at his home, ‘Rumah Brooke’ in Wanganui, New Zealand on March 2, 2011 at age 98, was heir-apparent to his uncle, Charles Vyner Brooke, the third Rajah of Sarawak.

–BERNAMA