Sunday, 4 May 2008
Tan Sri Nasimuddin - more than 6,000 pay their last respects
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi was among more than 6,000 people at the Masjid Wilayah, Jalan Duta here to pay their last respects to Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin SM Amin who died of lung cancer in Los Angeles (LA), in the United States (US) on Thursday.
The body of the founder and chairman of the Naza Group, which was flown from LA, arrived at the mosque grounds at 1.15pm accompanied by family members and close friends.
The body was later placed at the multipurpose hall of the mosque to enable dignitaries, corporate leaders and members of the public who had waited from 12 noon to pay their last respects to Nasimuddin.
They included former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, cabinet ministers and officials and players from the Kuala Muda Naza football club.
Shortly after the body arrived, students from the Madrasah Sheikh Mohamad Salahuddin Al-Amin from Hulu Langat and Madrasah Al-Rahmaniah from Bukit Beruntung read the `surah Yaasin’. At about 2.30 pm, the body was brought into the mosque for the funeral prayer.The body was later taken to the Batu 9 Muslim Cemetery, Kampung Melaka, Hulu Langat where Nasimuddin was buried beside the grave of his mother, Salbiah Abdul Majid.
Nasimuddin, 53, died at a private hospital in Long Beach, LA where he was receiving treatment for lung cancer since January. - Bernama
Pix 1: LAST RESPECTS…Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi paying his last respects to Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin SM Amin who died of lung cancer in Los Angeles (LA), in the United States (US) on Thursday. Pix: Syed Muhammad Zahid
Pix 2 Courtesy of the NST: Puan Sri Zaleha Ismail, surrounded by her children, sprinkling scented water on her husband’s grave