KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak paid his last respects to Jelebu Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Zainudin Ismail here last night.

Zainudin, 57, died of a brain tumour at his home in Villa Puteri Condo, Jalan Tun Ismail here at 7.30pm yesterday.

Najib, who was accompanied by his deputy, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, arrived at the house at 10pm after attending the Umno Supreme Council Special Meeting in conjunction with the 71st Umno General Assembly.

The two leaders spent about 10 minutes paying their last respects and meeting Zainudin’s wife, Datin Ruziah Yaacob and her son, Muhammad Arif.

According to Muhammad Arif, his father had undergone surgery at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital on May 13 last year, before falling into a coma about two months ago.

Also present were Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak; Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan; Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek; and Socio-cultural adviser to the Malaysian government, Tan Sri Rais Yatim. --Bernama

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Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi paid their last respects to Jelebu Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Zainudin Ismail. Zainudin, died of a brain tumour at his home in Villa Puteri Condo, Jalan Tun Ismail. Pix by Syarafiq Abd Samad

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