Salahuddin Ayub passes away following surgery

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 23 Jul 2023

ALOR SETAR: Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub has passed away at the Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah here at about 9pm on Sunday (July 23).

The death of the Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister was confirmed in a Facebook post by his daughter Fatihah Salahuddin on Sunday.

"It is with great sorrow that we announce that the head of our family, Salahuddin Ayub, has passed away at 9.23pm tonight, July 23," she said in brief post.

In a statement, Salahuddin's press secretary Syakirin Husnal said the minister's remains would be taken to his mother's house in Kampung Serkat (Kopi Tenggek) in Tanjung Piai, Johor.

Any details of his funeral will be announced later.

She said the family thanked everyone for their prayers and well-wishes as well as all medical personnel from Sultanah Bahiyah in Alor Setar, Kedah.

Salahuddin, 61, who was Pulai MP, suffered a brain haemorrhage at 10.15pm on Saturday (July 22) and underwent surgery Sunday morning.

Salahuddin leaves behind his wife, Datin Fatimah Taha, and six children.

Born in Pontian, Johor to Malay-Chinese parents, Salahuddin graduated from Universiti Putra Malaysia and worked in a bank before venturing into politics.

In 1999, he joined PAS and contested the Johor state seat of Benut but lost. He then contested for the parliamentary seat of Kubang Kerian in Kelantan in 2004 and won. He was re-elected in 2008.

In 2013, he returned to his hometown in Johor and contested the parliamentary seat of Pulai but lost to Barisan Nasional’s Nur Jazlan Mohamed.

He and a few others broke away from PAS in 2015 and formed Amanah,

He contested in GE14 in 2018 under Pakatan Harapan and won both the Pulai parliamentary seat and the Johor state seat of Simpang Jeram.

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