KUANTAN: Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail's press secretary Datuk Abdul Wahab Mohamad Ali passed away Tuesday (Jan 11), believed to be of blood cancer, at the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital here. He was 61.
The death of Abdul Wahab at 5.42pm was confirmed by the Menteri Besar’s Office in a brief statement to the media via WhatsApp.
He would be laid to rest at the Bukit Ubi Muslim cemetery on Tuesday night.
Born on Feb 26, 1961, Abdul Wahab was by far the longest-serving press secretary, having served since 1995 and under three Pahang Mentris Besar, namely Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob, Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob and, most recently, Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail.
He began his career on Sept 1, 1984, as a News Officer at the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) headquarters in Kuala Lumpur before being transferred to the Pahang Bureau in January 1989.
He returned to the headquarters in October 1994 as the News Desk Assistant Editor.
Abdul Wahab was first appointed on loan as the Pahang Mentri Besar's press secretary on July 1, 1995, before he opted for early retirement from Bernama on June 1, 2006.
After his retirement from Bernama, he continued to serve Khalil, who was then mentri besar, before joining Adnan, who took over in 1999, and later with Wan Rosdy, from 2018. - Bernama
Setiausaha Akhbar MB Pahang Datuk Abdul Wahab Mohamad Ali meninggal dunia pada 5.42 petang tadi - Pejabat MB pic.twitter.com/rxz2E7R2K3— BERNAMA (@bernamadotcom) January 11, 2022