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Melaka State Secretary Datuk Zaidi Johari.

Melaka state secretary dies of heart attack

MELAKA, April 19 — Melaka State Secretary Datuk Zaidi Johari died of a heart attack this morning. He was 54.

According to a statement from the Melaka Chief Minister’s Office, Zaidi breathed his last about 8.15am at Hospital Melaka, here.

He had been taken to the hospital by ambulance after collapsing at the his official residence due to a heart attack.

The statement said he was given respiratory assistance by paramedics but was confirmed dead upon arrival at the hospital.

His body was bathed and shrouded at Hospital Melaka about 9.30am before being taken to Masjid Al-Azim for funeral prayers.

His body was then taken to his residence at Batu 22, Kampung Tebong in Alor Gajah and will be buried at the Tebong Muslim Cemetery after Friday prayers.

Zaidi was appointed as the 29th State Secretary of Melaka on January 5, 2022. He started working in the Melaka state administration in 2017 as the Land and Mines director, before being appointed as the state financial officer in 2020.

He leaves behind a wife, Datin Siti Rohaya Kamalludin, and four children.

Meanwhile, Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Ab Rauf Yusoh, on behalf of the state government, extended his condolences to the family of Zaidi and prayed that his soul would be placed among the righteous.

“I’m deeply affected and saddened by his sudden demise,” he said in a statement.

He said Zaidi’s passing was a big loss to the civil service, especially in Melaka, as he had served with distinction.

— Bernama

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