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Former health minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng. — Picture via FACEBOOK/NAJIB RAZAK

Malaysia’s longest serving health minister Chua Jui Meng dies aged 80

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 3 — Former health minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng, 80, died at the Serdang Hospital near here at 4.04pm today.

Parti Keadilan Rakyat (Keadilan), on its Facebook, extended its condolences to the family of Chua.

“He was the Johor Keadilan chairman for five years from 2009 to 2014,” the post said. 

“Under Chua’s leadership, for the first time Keadilan won the Batu Pahat parliamentary seat and the Bukit Batu state seat in the 2013 general election.”

Chua was the country’s longest serving health minister from 1995 to 2004 and a five-term MP for Bakri from 1986 and 2008.

He was an MCA vice-president before joining Keadilan and contesting the Segamat parliamentary seat in the 13th general election, where he lost to Barisan Nasional candidate Tan Sri Dr S. Subramaniam.

— Bernama

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