KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim conveyed his condolences to Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and family for the death of the former prime minister's elder brother, Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Yassin today.
Anwar said in a Facebook post: "May he (Abdul Aziz) be placed among the pious and the righteous. Al Fatihah."
The 90-year-old Abdul Aziz was also former Muar member of parliament.
Abdul Aziz's death was confirmed through a posting on Muhyiddin's official Facebook page today.
In the posting, Muhyiddin said he was saddened by the death of his brother at 9.50am.
"I and my family are saddened by the passing of Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Yassin today.
"I have lost a brother who had assisted me a lot during my younger days. He had always supported me. May his soul rest in peace.
"May Allah shower mercy on his soul and place him among the righteous," said Muhyiddin.
Funeral prayers scheduled to be held at the Muadz Ibn Jabbal Mosque in Kuala Lumpur and buried at the Raudhatul Sakinah Muslim cemetery in Gombak this afternoon.
Abdul Aziz who was born in Muar on Oct 27, 1932, was the Muar Member of Parliament for one term after winning the seat in the 9th General Election held in 1995.
He was also the Muar Umno division chief from 1993 to 1995.