Former Kedah MB minister Sanusi Junid dies

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Agriculture Minister Tan Sri Sanusi Junid, 75 (pix), has passed away at his residence in Pantai Dalam here, today.

His former press secretary, Aziman Hasan who confirmed the matter when contacted by Bernama said Sanusi died before dawn.

Without revealing the cause of death, Aziman said Sanusi's body would be prayed at Saidina Umar Al-Khattab Mosque in Bukit Damansara and would be laid to rest at the Bukit Kiara Muslim Cemetery.

Sanusi was the former National and Rural Development Minister in 1981 and the Agriculture Minister in 1986 before being appointed Kedah Mentri Besar from 1996 to 1999.

Meanwhile, Sanusi's son, Akhramsyah Sanusi said his father died before he could join his wife for morning prayers.

"Yesterday, my father went for a medical checkup and everything was fine, in fact, he even attended the Pakatan Harapan manifesto launching last night without showing signs of a health problem.

"This morning, my father had performed ablution and was waiting to go for prayers when he suddenly fell unconscious,” he said when met his residence in Pantai Dalam today.

Sanusi's body has been brought to Saidina Umar Al-Khatab Mosque for prayers and will be laid to rest at Bukit Kiara Muslim Cemetery after Friday prayers. — Bernama