Sunday, October 20

Deputy Minister in PM’s Department dies

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Wira Dr Md Farid Md Rafik

PONTIAN: Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Wira Dr Md Farid Md Rafik died at about 6 am today at the Pontian Hospital here.

He was 42.

The death of the Tanjung Piai Member of Parliament was verified by Johor Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) secretary Mohd Solihan Badri.

“He was believed to have died of a heart attack. He was admitted to the hospital earlier today,” Mohd Solihan said when contacted.

Md Farid was also Tanjung Piai Bersatu vice-chief.

His remains would be taken to his mother’s house in Serkat, Pontian, and would be laid to rest before Zohor prayer today.

Md Farid won the Tanjung Piai seat at the last general election after garnering 21,255 votes against incumbent Datuk Seri Wee Jeck Seng (MCA). – Bernama