Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Brunei Darussalam representative Andrew Lee paid his respect to the late Cardinal of the Apostolic Vicariate in Brunei Darussalam Cornelius Sim at Kuala Belait Cemetery on January 11 by laying a bouquet of flower.
Cardinal Sim passed away on May 29, 2021 at the age of 70 at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (CGMH) in Taiwan.
He was in Taiwan on May 8, 2021 and was quarantined at CGMH. He suffered a cardiac arrest on May 29 while undergoing treatment for cancer.
Since late February 2021, Lee was in touch with the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taoyuan, Taiwan to arrange medical treatment for Cardinal Sim.
Cardinal Sim was laid to rest on June 14 following a funeral service presided over by the apostolic administrator of the Vicariate of Brunei Father Robert Leong at the Our Lady of Assumption Church in Bandar Seri Begawan. Lee also attended the funeral along with the cardinal’s immediate family members and parishioners.
Lee who completes his tenure in the Sultanate in March 2022 will be heading to Latvia for his next posting.