心臟驟停逝世 前新聞部長享年79歲

2018年12月15日     2,626     檢舉

(布城14日訊)前新聞部長丹斯里再努丁因心臟驟停於今日傍晚在沙登醫院去世,享年79歲。

其胞弟阿都拉占在接受《馬新社》訪問時,證實這項消息。

再努丁是在今日傍晚6時40分,因心臟驟停而去世。

再努丁於上個月12日在布城住家忽然呼吸困難,而被送入布城醫院急救,隔天被診斷出肺部積水後轉至加護病房,隨後再轉至沙登醫院接受治療。

阿都拉占透露,再努丁的遺體將在明天下葬于吉隆坡美拉華蒂花園的伊斯蘭墓園。

再努丁曾在《馬來西亞前鋒報》擔任過總編輯一職,並在前首相敦阿都拉任相期間,在2006年至2008年受委出任新聞部長。

Former information minister Zainuddin Maidin has passed away

December 14,2018 PETALING JAYA: Former information minister Zainuddin Maidin has passed away. He was 79.

According to his younger brother, Abdul Lazam Maidin, Zainuddin, who was also a chief editor of Utusan Malaysia, died at the Serdang Hospital at 6.40pm after a heart attack.

He was rushed to the Emergency Unit of Putrajaya Hospital on Nov 12 and was admitted to the normal ward. He was transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU) the next morning after doctors detected fluid in his lungs.

On Dec 14, he was transferred to Serdang Hospital, where he passed away today.

Zainuddin was appointed information minister by then prime minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi in 2006 and served until 2008.

He was the Merbok MP for one term from March 24, 2004 to March 8, 2008.

In 2018, he quit Umno and expressed support for the Pakatan Harapan government.

Leaders from both sides of the political divide today offered their condolences.

This included Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who expressed her condolences on Twitter.

Opposition leader and Umno president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi also offered his condolences to the man, fondly known as Zam, saying that the nation had lost yet another 「gem」.

Former prime minister Najib Razak reminisced about the days when he and Zainuddin worked together in Umno and in the Cabinet.

Amanah president Mohamad Sabu said the death of Zainuddin was a big loss to the country.