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Corruption Court Judge Passes Away From Cancer

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PETALING JAYA: Shah Alam Sessions judge Datuk Noradidah Ahmad, who oversaw many corruption trials, has passed away from cancer.

In an announcement on Fridsay, the Judicial and Legal Service Officers Association of Malaysia (Jalsoa) said that Noradidah had passed away at 9.45pm on Thursday, at the Institut Kanser Negara, in Putrajaya.

Her remains were brought to the family home in Taman Seri Timah, Seri Kembangan and will be buried at the grounds of Masjid Kg Raja Uda, in Port Klang after Friday prayers.

“With regard to this sad news, let us pray for the deceased that she will be blessed by God and find peace among the faithful,” said the Jalsoa executive committee.

It was learnt that Noradidah had been battling cancer. She is survived by a husband and two children. Her sister Norhayati Ahmad was also in the legal profession, serving as chairman of the Strata Management Tribunal.

Graduating from Universiti Malaya’s Law Faculty in 1985, Noradidah went on the serve as a magistrate in Ipoh, then as a Sessions Judge in Klang, Ampang, Kuantan, Kuala Lumpur and Shah Alam.

In her last posting, as a Sessions judge in Shah Alam, Noradidah handled many corruption cases, such as a bribery case involving then Kuala Lumpur Customs Department director Datuk Mohd Isa Endot and five other senior Customs officers and the case of a former Kontena Nas­ional Bhd CEO.

A tough but fair judge, Noradidah was steely in the face of such cases like the one involving marketing executive Mohamed Thajudeen Mohd Meerah, who burst into tears while pleading for lower bail during his trial over cheating.

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