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Who Was Zaleha Ismail?

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia is morning the demise of former Minister of National Unity and Community Development  Tan Sri Zaleha Ismail, who died on Sunday at the age of 84.

Zaleha breathed her last at about 8.15pm at a hospital in Kuala Lumpur. She had developed several health complications, her brother-in-law Abdul Aziz Shahrin told news agency Bernama.

“Her remains will be brought to the Salahuddin Al-Ayubbi Mosque in Taman Melati here, at 9am for prayers, before being laid to rest at Taman Ibukota Muslim Cemetery,” he said.

Zaleha Ismail’s career in politics

Zaleha Ismail was a known political figure in her time in active politics. She served as the Deputy Transport Minister and later National Unity and Community Development Minister.

For her party, Umno, she served as the Wanita deputy chief from 1976 to 1980 and Kuala Lumpur Wanita head from 1977 until 1978.

Zaleha was married to the late Abd Rahman Ali. She is survived by three sons Datuk Dr Zurin Adnan, Zurin Azlan and Zurin Azrai.