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KUALA LUMPUR- The remains of former Kuala Lumpur Datuk Bandar, Tan Sri Elyas Omar was laid to rest at the Jalan Ampang Muslim Cemetery here at 11.35 am today.

More than 300 people comprising family members and close friends were at the burial ground including the Federal Territory Mufti, Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri.

Earlier, the remains were cleansed and shrouded at the Masjid Darul Ehsan, Taman TAR, Ampang Jaya, for the funeral prayers.

Elyas, who was born on Nov 16, 1936 in Penang, died at 7.15 last night due to various health complications.

Elyas, 82, had held the post of president of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) from 1985 until 1993, and helped the Malaysian badminton squad to lift the Thomas Cup in 1992.- BERNAMA

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