KOTA BARU, Feb 13 – Former Menteri Besar and Pas spiritual adviser Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat who passed away last night was buried at the Pulau Melaka cemetery this morning. Thousands of well-wishers thronged his house since early morning as news of his death spread in the state and also the country.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was among dignitaries who paid their last respect to him at the Pulau Melaka mosque and perform the Solat Jenazah. His entourage included Kelantan Umno chief Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, Umno secretary -general Datuk Tengku Adnan Mansor and member of Parliament for Gua Musang Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.
Present were also Pas president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang and Pakatan Rakyat leaders including DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang, his son DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and Parti Keadilan Rakyat vice-president Chua Tian Chang (Tian Chua). The Solat Jenazah was performed at 10 am sharp led by Nik Aziz’s son, the member of Parliament for Pasir Mas Nik Mohamad Abduh.
The hearse carried by close family members then makes the one-kilometre journey to the cemetery in about 30 minutes, which ordinarily took less than 10 minutes. The body was then laid beside the grave of Nik Aziz’s late father Nik Mat Raja Banjar who passed away about 40 years ago.