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Sultan of Selangor, Tengku Permaisuri express condolences to Tun Salleh Abas’s family

SHAH ALAM, Jan 16 — Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Alhaj and Tengku Permaisuri of Selangor, Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin have expressed their condolences and sorrow to the family members of former Lord President Tun Dr Mohamed Salleh Abas, who died today.

According to a statement uploaded on the Selangor Royal Office Facebook page, the Ruler of Selangor said the late Mohamed Salleh was a man of high calibre and a person of principle, who always prioritised the Federal Constitution in all of his actions.

“He was a great Malaysian jurist and a man of principle who fought for the independence of the judiciary, which safeguards the rights and privileges provided in the Constitution. He upheld the rule of law and the separation of powers under our constitution,” read the post.

His Royal Highness hoped that Mohamed Salleh’s family would be patient and resolute in facing this situation, and prayed that his soul would be blessed by Allah SWT and be placed among the righteous.

Mohamed Salleh, 91, was born in Kampung Raja, Besut, Terengganu, on August 25, 1929, he died of pneumonia at Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah (HSNZ) in Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu at 3.20am.

He was the Lord President from 1984 to 1988 and won the Jertih state seat in Terengganu on a PAS ticket in 1999.

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