KUALA LUMPUR: The Prime Minister has conveyed his condolences over the passing of Pahang Mentri Besar press secretary Datuk Abdul Wahab Mohamad Ali on Tuesday (Jan 11).
“May his soul be showered with blessings by Allah and placed among believers and the righteous,” shared Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob via his “Facebook story” tonight.
Abdul Wahab, 61, died at the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital here at 5.42pm believed due to blood cancer.
The death of Abdul Wahab was confirmed by the Mentri Besar’s Office in a brief statement to the media via WhatsApp.
Abdul Wahab, who opted for early retirement from the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) on June 1, 2006, leaves behind a wife, two daughters and a pair of grandchildren.
He 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 the most recent, Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail. – Bernama