JOHOR BARU: Former Johor state executive councillor and former Johor Baru MCA division chairman Datuk Freddie Long Hoo Hin (pic) has passed away after losing a battle with cancer on Monday (Nov 4).
He died around 3pm at KPJ Johor Specialist Hospital at Jalan Abdul Samad here.
Long, aged 76, was a lawyer by profession and was the former Gertak Merah assemblyman for two terms and Stulang assemblyman for three terms.
He previously held two portfolios as the state executive councillor for tourism and environment.
Former Stulang Laut assemblyman Mok Chek Hou, who confirmed his death, said it was a huge loss for the party and Johor as Long had contributed a lot.
He added that Long was admitted to the hospital last week and received treatment at the intensive care unit.
“He was a very down-to-earth person, hardworking and helpful to all. Long was also very active in helping people and in community work, ” he said.
He had also held the position of the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) Johor chairman.
Long was appointed as a state exco member in 2004 and was the Johor Baru MCA division chief in 1993 before announcing his retirement in 2008 after 32 years in politics.
Long leaves behind his wife, Datin Coreen Lim Boon Lee, and six children.