KUALA LUMPUR, July 14 (Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today expressed his condolences to the family of former Johor State Legislative Assembly speaker Datuk Mohd Ali Hassan, who passed away early this morning.
“Terima berita Datuk Mohd Ali Hassan bekas Speaker DUN Johor pulang ke rahmatullah. Moga roh dicucuri rahmat. Takziah kepada keluarga. Al-Fatihah,” he said on Twitter today.
Mohd Ali, 79, died at KPJ Johor Specialist Hospital here at 2.30am due to heart complications. He left behind wife Misbah Sakat, 67, two sons, two daughters and 11 grandchildren.
He was a noted political figure and contributed greatly to the development of Islam in Johor. He was State Assembly speaker from 2004 till 2013, and Johor Islamic Religious Council chairman from 1989 till 1990.