KUALA LUMPUR — The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and the Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah expressed their condolences to the family members of Chini Assemblyman Datuk Seri Abu Bakar Harun, who died from a heart attack early today.
Comptroller of the Royal Household for Istana Negara Datuk Ahmad Fadil Shamsuddin said Their Majesties expressed sadness at the passing of Abu Bakar and hoped his family members remained strong in facing this difficult time.
“Abu Bakar’s deeds and services as a Pahang state assemblyman are very much appreciated by Their Majesties,” he said in a statement today.
Al-Sultan Abdullah and Tunku Azizah prayed that Abu Bakar’s soul will be blessed by Allah S.W.T and be placed among the righteous.
He was 60 years-old.
Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail confirmed the death through postings on his official Facebook and Instagram.
The sad news was also shared by Abu Bakar’s political friends through their respective social media.
Abu Bakar, who held an Accounting Certificate from Maktab Kerjasam Malaysia, was Pekan UMNO committee member and a former deputy chief of the division.
He was also chairman of Pahang Felda Affairs Committee from 2013 to 2018.
Abu Bakar’s remains would be brought back to Felda Chini Muslim cemetery for burial.
He is survived by wife, Datin Seri Razana Fatin Abdullah@Razali, and two children, from his first marriage.
In the 14th General Election, Abu Bakar retained the Chini state seat with a majority of 4,622 votes, defeating Mohd Razali Ithnain of PKR and PAS candidate Mohd Fadhil Noor Abdul Karim.
He held the seat since winning it in the 11th General Election in 2004.
Chini is one of the four state seats in the Pekan parliamentary constituency.