PM conveys condolences on Tun Salleh Abas' passing

PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic) has expressed his sadness over the passing of Tun Mohamed Salleh Abas as messages of condolences continue to pour in for the former Lord President.

"My family and I would like to convey our condolences to his family over the loss of their loved one and we pray they remain strong during this difficult time.

"On behalf of the government, I would like to thank him for all his contributions in empowering and upholding the integrity of the judiciary when he served as Lord President of the Supreme Court between 1984 and 1988," he said.

The Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president also prayed for Mohamed Salleh's soul to be blessed and placed among the righteous.

Meanwhile, Bersatu information chief Wan Saiful Wan Jan said Mohamed Salleh's contributions to the judiciary will forever be remembered.

"He played an important role in enhancing the people's trust in the judiciary. Throughout his service, he was known to be courageous in making the right decisions in upholding the rule of law," he said in a statement.

Mohamed Salleh, 91, died at Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah in Kuala Terengganu at around 3.20am on Saturday (Jan 16), two days after he tested positive for Covid-19.

He was later buried at the Jalan Pusara Muslim Cemetery in Kuala Terengganu at around 10.30am.

His burial was carried out under strict standard operating procedure by healthcare workers donning full personal protective equipment (PPE) as his family witnessed from behind the walls of the cemetery.

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