JASIN – UMNO veteran Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Tapa, who diedthis morning, was laid to rest at the Kampung Rim Muslim Cemetery here today.
Abdul Aziz died of old age at Putra Hospital near here at 11.55am. He was 93.
The remains were brought to At-Taqwa Mosque for prayers from his house in Kampung Rim before being buried at 5.25pm.
About 500 people attended the funeral including Melaka Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob, Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron and Senator Tan Sri Mohd Ali Rustam.
He is survived by widow Puan Sri Maznah Lassim, 86, eight sons and a daughter.
Meanwhile, Abdul Aziz’s son Amir Hamzah, 57, said his father was hospitalised since Sunday after he expressed concern with the state of his health.
“He just had a pacemaker implanted, the hospital examination showed that he had a lot of phlegm and then asked to be admitted to the ICU for one-to-one observation,” he said. – BERNAMA