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Jasa Director-General Fuad Hassan Dies

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KUANTAN – Special Affairs Department (Jasa) director-general Datuk Fuad Hassan died at the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital (HTAA) here at 12.20am today due to a heart attack. He was 62.

Fuad was admitted to the hospital yesterday morning in an unconsious state and never regained conciousness until his death. His family members were by his side when he died.

He suffered the heart attack at 11.15pm on Saturday while attending the closing ceremony of a retreat on the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia’s transformation programme at a hotel in Kemaman, Terengganu.

His younger brother Datuk Jalaluddin Hassan said he recieved news on his brother’s heart attack at midnight Saturday and rushed to Kuantan together with his other siblings.

“We arrived at the hospital at 9am (Sunday). At the time Abang Ngah (Fuad) was unconscious but his condition was stable.

“However, his condition took a turn for the worse and he suffered low blood pressure and kidney failure before he died,” he said.

Jalaluddin, who is also a famous Malaysian actor, said the funeral prayers would be performed at the Kuantan police headquarters before his remains were brought to his home at No. 52, Jalan 4M, Ampang Jaya, Selangor.

He added that the burial was scheduled to be held at the Taman Teratai Muslim Cemetery in Ampang, Selangor after the midday prayers today.

Fuad was a two-term Barisan Nasional assemblyman for Ulu Klang (1990-1999). He was appointed director-general of Jasa in 2009.

His father Tan Sri Hassan Azhari is a prominent Quran teacher. Another brother of his, Tan Sri Musa Hassan, is a former Inspector-General of Police. – BERNAMA

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