Ex-senator Tunku Abdul Aziz dies at 89

PETALING JAYA: Former senator Tunku Abdul Aziz Tunku Ibrahim (pic) passed away at the age of 89 at the National Heart Institute.

The news was confirmed by his nephew Datuk Tengku Azman Tengku Zainal Abidin in an Instagram post.

“Tunku Abdul Aziz has passed away. May Allah bless his soul and place him among the righteous,” he wrote.

A native of Alor Setar in Kedah, he helped found Transparency International Malaysia in 1998 and was its vice-chairman until October 2002.

From February 2006 to January 2007, Tunku Abdul Aziz served as a special adviser to Kofi Annan, the then United Nations secretary-general. He also joined the DAP in 2008 and served as its vice-chairman.

However, he quit the party in 2012 and became one of its most vocal critics.

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