Family members, friends pay last respects to Salahuddin

Relatives and friends help carry the late Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub's remains to be brought to Masjid Jamek Dato Hj Noh Gadot, Serkat Pontian. - Photo: Bernama

PONTIAN: Family members and friends started paying their last respects to the late Datuk Seri Salahuddin Ayub at his mother’s home in Kampung Serkat, Tanjung Piai, here from 7am Monday (July 24).

Muar MP and Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, who is also Muda president, was among the first to arrive at 7.20am, followed by Bentong MP Young Syefura Othman to pay their last respects to the Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Minister, who passed away on Sunday (July 23) night.

Salahuddin’s close family members were also present.

The Pulai MP’s body had arrived at the Senai International Airport cargo terminal at about 2.30am.

Salahuddin’s body, accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Fatimah Taha and Agriculture and Food Security Minister Datuk Seri Mohamad Sabu, was taken to the house of his mother, Aminah Abdullah, 83, at 3.35am.

Salahuddin, 61, breathed his last at Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah in Alor Setar at 9.23pm Sunday after he had undergone surgery for a brain haemorrhage the day before.

Meanwhile, Johor state Speaker Datuk Dr Mohd Puad Zarkashi, in a Facebook post Monday, expressed his sadness over Salahuddin’s death and conveyed his condolences to the family of the Simpang Jeram assemblyman.

"I pray that his soul will be blessed by Allah and be placed in heaven. He was a friend in my struggle for a long time.

"In politics, we were opponents but not enemies. He visited me in my office several times when the Johor assembly was in session. Oh Allah, forgive him of his sins," the Rengit assemblyman said in his post. - Bernama

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