Friday, 28 November 2008

Deputy education minister Razali dies - Malaysiakini

Deputy Education Minister Razali Ismail, 59, died today after collapsing while playing badminton at the teachers training college, Aminuddin Baki Institute, in Genting Highlands at about 6.30pm. Malaysiakini reports .

He was at the college for a Terengganu Umno retreat. His body was subsquently brought to Hospital Bentong. The deputy minister left behind his wife, Nooraini Lob Yusoff, and five children.

Razali, who was a two-term Kuala Terengganu parliamentarian for Umno, defeated PAS vice-president Mohamad Sabu and 89-year-old Maimun Yusuf in the March 8 general elections.

He won with a slim majority of 628 by bagging 32,562 votes against Mohamad’s 31,934 and Maimun’s 685.

Razali, a first-time deputy minister, was chairman of the Higher Education Fund (PTPTN).

The Election Commission is expected to call a by-election within 60 days.


Anonymous said...

Innallillahi wa inna illaihi ro jii uun.

Anonymous said...

Al fatiha.

Lee said...

Its really unfortunate.My condolence to his wife and family.Peoples in their fifties and sixties when they are engaged in strenuous exercises and games they used to play in their younger days tend to forget that they are no longer young!Yoga or Tai Chi will be a better replacement to keep themselves fit and healthy.