Fa­ther-in-law of NST group ed­i­tor dies of cancer

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KUALA LUMPUR: The fa­ther-in­law of New Straits Times group ed­i­tor Yushaimi Ya­haya, Syed Ab­dul­lah Al-Ju­nied, passed away at his home in Am­pang here at 12.10am yes­ter­day.

Yushaimi said Syed Ab­dul­lah, 74, died of lym­phoma, a blood cancer that af­fected the im­mune sys­tem.

“It sur­prised us that he suf­fered from the cancer be­cause he was the fittest man I knew and the cancer was only de­tected a week ago.

“My fa­ther-in-law fell sick two months ago and the doc­tors couldn’t con­clude that he had cancer up un­til a week ago.”

De­scrib­ing Syed Ab­dul­lah as a gen­tle man, he said his fa­ther-in­law had many friends.

“He spoke softly even when he was an­gry. He did not judge peo­ple and did not care about money and sta­tus.”

More than 200 peo­ple at­tended the fu­neral at the Mus­lim ceme­tery in Sec­tion 21, Shah Alam, yes­ter­day morn­ing.

The Pe­nang-born Syed Ab­dul­lah leaves a wife, Ro­hani Harun, and four chil­dren. He had held se­nior po­si­tions in Petronas, Sime Darby and Shell.

PIC BY MOHD ASRI SAIFUDDIN MAMAT

Syed Ab­dul­lah AlJu­nied’s fam­ily mem­bers and friends recit­ing prayers at his fu­neral at the Mus­lim ceme­tery in Sec­tion 21, Shah Alam, yes­ter­day morn­ing.

Syed Ab­dul­lah AlJu­nied

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