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