Former Lord President Tun Salleh Abas dies

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jan 16 — Former Lord President Tun Dr Mohamed Salleh Abas died at 3.20 am today. His daughter, Natlrah, when contacted by Bernama, confirmed that Mohamed Salleh, 92, died of pneumonia at Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital (HSNZ). “His remains will be buried at the Sheikh Ibrahim Islamic Cemetery in Jalan Pusara, Kuala Terengganu,” she said. Meanwhile, Terengganu Health Director Dr Nor Azimi Yunus confirmed the sad news. “He died at the Intensive Care Unit of Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital,” he said. BERNAMA

First Umno Baru general assembly

28 October 1988, KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad received a standing ovation at the first Umno Baru general assembly today. On 25 June 1987, an appeal was filed by 12 of the UMNO delegates to have the assembly and the election of April 1987 declared null. After one of the delegates, Hussain bin Manap, withdrew unexpectedly in August from filing the appeal, the remaining litigants have since become famous as the “UMNO 11.” Although Razaleigh and Musa Hitam were not among the plaintiffs, it was widely believed that… Read More