THE SEPANG Municipal Council was shocked to receive the news on the sudden passing of its health and environment director Kuzaini Hamidon, 47, on Thursday morning (Aug 5).
It was believed that Kuzaini had collapsed in his home in Puchong Perdana on Wednesday (Aug 4) and was rushed to Hospital Putrajaya, but was pronounced dead after succumbing to septicaemic shock and multi-organ failure.
MPSepang president Abd Hamid Hussain said Kuzaini was always dedicated and committed to his duties, since joining the local council in 2012.
Abd Hamid said Kuzaini’s latest project was to oversee the newly opened Raudhatul Baqi’ Muslim cemetary for the centralised burial of Covid-19 patients’ remains from Hospital Kajang, Hospital Serdang and Hospital Pengajar Universiti Putra Malaysia.
“Since entrusted with the duty, Kuzaini has managed 19 such burials since the cemetery opened last Saturday.
“He was also instrumental in pushing the local council to win several awards, namely the entry into Malaysia Book of Records for being the first local authority to use biobased formulation for Aedes fogging in 2017 and earning Diamond recognition for Cyber 1 zone in Cyberjaya for the Low Carbon Cities Challenge 2020/2021 Programme by Malaysia Green Technology and Climate Change Centre.
“His passing is a great loss to MPSepang and the municipality dwellers,” he said.
Kuzaini leaves behind his wife Nor Azean Ahmad, 44, and three children.