Thursday, October 20, 2005

Endon Passes Away

While I was on the way to service my wife's car, I heard a shocking news on the radio - Datin Paduka Seri Endon Mahmood, the wife of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, had passed away at the age of 64 after her prolonged battle with cancer.

It was reported that she passed away at 7:55am this morning at the PM's official residence.

Members of the public can pay their last respects at Seri Perdana, Putrajaya between 11am and 4pm.

The Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had been married to Endon since September 4, 1965. They have a son, a daughter and four grandchildren.

She had been fighting against the disease since she first discovered that she had breast cancer in 2002 and had recently come back after undergoing months of intensive chemotherapy in Los Angeles,

She is best remembered for her efforts to popularise and rejuvenate the Malaysian batik industry and more recently the Songket industry.

Less known is her involvement in various charity programmes. She spearheaded efforts to assist children in North Korea, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo and was deeply involved in breast cancer awareness programmes.

My deepest condolences to the PM and the rest of the family. Al-Fatihah.

2 comments:

shsuya said...

I was on my way to work too when I heard the news on Era. My thoughts flew to the PM. It must be really hard for him having just lost his mother not too long ago and now his wife.

Jacky said...

Deepest condolences to the Prime Minister and his family.

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