Umno’s deputy permanent chairman Rizuan Abdul Hamid died at the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) at 10.53pm last night.
News of the Kepong Umno division chief’s death was shared by party president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi on his Facebook account.
“Let us pray that his soul will placed among the righteous,” Zahid said.
Rizuan was previously reported to have tested positive for Covid-19 after being screened on May 1, and had been receiving treatment at UMMC’s ICU since May 3.
Rizuan’s wife Madinah Mohamad, the former auditor-general, is also reportedly being treated at the same hospital for Covid-19.
Meanwhile, Kepong Umno division vice-chief Abdul Razak Abdul Rahman said Rizuan’s remains would be laid to rest at the Raudhatul Sakinah Muslim cemetery in Kepong.
He described Rizuan as an experienced politician who had made many contributions to the people of Kepong.
“Rizuan served as the Kepong division chief for more than 30 years and was among the longest serving division heads in Malaysia,” Razak said.