Najadi to be laid to rest today

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013

KUALA LUMPUR: Arab Malaysian Banking Group founder Hussain Ahmad Najadi will be laid to rest at 8.30pm on Tuesday at the Mont Kiara Muslim Cemetery here.

A close friend of Hussain Ahmad, Datuk Seri Dr Muhd Shafee Abdullah said Hussain Ahmad's body would be brought to the Federal Territories Mosque at Jalan Duta at 5.30pm before being burried at the cemetery after Isyak prayers.

Dr Muhd Shafee described his Hussain Ahmad as a gentle and soft-spoken man.

"I have known him for 25 years. I met him about three weeks ago just before Ramadan. He looked cheerful as usual," Dr Muhd Shafee told reporters at Kuala Lumpur Hospital on Tuesday.

"He was the first man to donate USD4mil (RM3.02mil) to the UIA (Islamic International University of Malaysia) Fund when it was first set up," he added.

Speaking on behalf of Hussain Ahmad's family, Dr Shafee Abdullah said the family hoped that the police would investigate the case so the suspects behind the shooting can be caught swiftly.

Also present was Hussain Ahmad's wife, Chong Mei Kuen, who arrived in an ambulance.

Dr Muhd Shafee said that she was traumatised by the incident and she was still in shock.

Hussain Ahmad was shot dead while his wife was seriously injured when they emerged from the Kuan Yin Temple in Lorong Ceylon Monday afternoon.

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