21 JUNE 2016
My party members and I were shocked to hear about the death of our loyal member Bill Kayong this morning at the hands of a killer. Words cannot begin to express the sorrow and outrage we feel that Bill was so brutally and coldly shot and killed.
Bill was a vocal activist for the natives of Sarawak, fearless in his passion about native land rights. He was a young man zealously pursuing justice for the people and was very outspoken against any kind of discrimination or unfairness in our society. He was an active member of PKR and was the secretary of our Miri branch. Bill stood as our candidate for Bekenu in the recent Sarawak Elections. He was a man with a mission and had so much more to experience and contribute. We have lost a loyal comrade and a good friend, and Dr Michael Teo, his trusted aide.
We are waiting for details about this heinous crime and I urge the police to be relentless in their investigations so that the culprits can be brought to justice.
We offer our deepest sympathy to Bill’s family for their loss. Bill’s young children can be proud of the dedicated and committed man their father was. We pray that the family will find the strength and fortitude to bear this unimaginable grief.
We thank Bill for being part of the PKR family and for journeying with us thus far. We will miss him.