KUALA LUMPUR – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi paid his last respects to former Sarawak Commissioner of Police, Tan Sri Yuen Yuet Leng at the Xiao En Centre in Cheras today.
Ahmad Zahid, who is also home minister, was welcomed by Yuen’s widow, Puan Sri Chan Choy May and family members, and former tourism minister, Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen, upon arrival at the centre at 2pm.
Later, he observed a minute’s silence and conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family.
Also present was DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang.
Yuen, who was former Perak police chief died at his daughter’s residence at The Mines, Seri Kembangan about 6am yesterday, due to heart failure. He was 88.
He was best known for his role as one of the key negotiators in the Hatyai Peace Talks where, together with former inspector-general of police Tan Sri Rahim Noor, went to China to meet Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) leaders Chin Peng, Abdullah C. D. and Rashid Maidin. – BERNAMA