Friday, 25 September 2009

Former Pahang MB Abdul Rahim dies

Former Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Rahim Abu Bakar died at his home in Jalan U Thant in Kuala Lumpur at 7.10 pm yesterday believed to be due to a heart attack. He was 66.

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 Taman Kosas Muslim Cemetery after Friday prayers at the Kampung Pandan Mosque, she added.

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

Al fatiha

9 comments:

Kak Teh said...

Al fatehah dan semoga Allah mencucuri rahmat ke atas rohnya.

el-Barokhas said...

Rahim Bakar's tenure as Menteri Besar was short-lived because he stood by his principles, not a common trait amongst Malaysian politicians.

It was to the man's credit that he managed to conceal any feeling of bitterness against the powers that be when he was prematurely put out to pasture at the University of Southern California, L.A soon after he was asked to step down from Pahang's highest office.

Al-Fatiha.

julian said...

may his soul rest in peace.
cannot say the same for the crooks still living exotic lives still alive.
keep you cool tok mommy and thanks for the write up

Lee said...

My condolence to his family.En. Rahim Bakar was a true son of Pahang.
He did not bow to the whims and fancies of the then Sultan of Pahang and was , therefore, unceremously removed as the MB.My respects to a man of principles.

Lee said...

For your information Utayakumar is a lawyer acting for Hindraf but not an activist.So, he is actually not a "ringleader" as you wrongfully imply.There is a difference.As a veteran journalist you should know.
I am surprise you made the mistake!

maria a samad (kak ton) said...

Lee: "For your information Utayakumar is a lawyer acting for Hindraf but not an activist.So, he is actually not a "ringleader" as you wrongfully imply.There is a difference.As a veteran journalist you should know.

Excuse me Lee, I dont remember posting anything on Utayakumar.

This thread is about the late former MB of Pahang.

In some other thread? Not that I can remember.

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Lee said...

Sorry Maria.My comment on Rocky's post somehow got into your blog.My mistake as I was moving between your blog and Rocky's.My comment on his blog was a little curt as I had lost some respects for him!

maria a samad (kak ton) said...

Hi Lee,

Thanks for the explanation.

I guess as much - the comment wasn't meant for this thread.