Former Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Rahim Abu Bakar died at his home in Jalan U Thant in
at 7.10 pm yesterday believed to be due to a heart attack. He was 66. Kuala Lumpur
His second child, Rosnita, 35, said her father was waiting for the azan call when her mother Datin Rosnah Kamaruddin found him unconscious.
The family contacted paramedics from Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre, who pronounced him dead.
Rosnita said her siblings were at their father’s side when he passed away.
He would be buried at the
after Friday prayers at the Kampung Pandan Mosque, she added. Taman Kosas Muslim Cemetery
Meanwhile, Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Datuk Noh Omar said Abdul Rahim’s demise was a big loss to politics in the country, especially Umno.
“I have always admired his high values and struggles. Despite coming from a poor family, he achieved tremendous success,” he said.
Abdul Rahim leaves behind a wife and four children, Roslina, 37, Rosnita, Mohd Rizal, 32, and Rosazreen, 25, as well as four grandchildren.
Abdul Rahim was born on Feb 7, 1943 in Beserah, Kuantan and started his political career as the state assemblyman for Beserah in 1978.
The economics graduate from Universiti Malaya was the Pahang Mentri Besar from July 19, 1978 to Nov 7, 1981. - Source: Bernama