Pemangku Presiden, Datuk Joseph Salang Gandum telah diangkat untuk menjawat jawatan presiden setelah naib presiden, Datuk John Sikie Tayai menarik diri daripada pertandingan untuk merebut jawatan presiden.
However, on 28th of September 2021 he got his second shot of vcaccine but despite being fully vaccinated Masing tested positive for the deadly virus due to which he was admitted to the intensive care ward of Sarawak General Hospital but when his health started to go worst he was tranfered to Normah Sarawak Medical Center in Kuching where he died of complications on 31st of October at the age of 72.
Sarawak chief minister Abang Johari Openg described his death as a major loss to the state.
He revealed his Demise in his conference this morning.
Covid-19 is not a joke.
Well, he was elected as the President on the 21st of March and this was the date when he rose to fame and started to be recognized as a President of the nation.