MELAKA, Feb 28 – UMNO veteran, Tan Sri Ahmad Nordin Mohd Amin, who died of old age at the Putra Melaka Specialist Hospital at 2.20pm, was laid to rest at the Tanjung Kling Muslim Cemetery, here today. The body of Ahmad Nordin, 80, was brought to Tanjung Kling mosque, here for prayer before being laid to rest at 7.15pm.
Present were Yang Dipertua Negeri Melaka Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob, Ketua Menteri Datuk Seri Idris Haron and Senator Tan Sri Mohd Ali Rustam. Ahmad Nordin was born on April 28, 1934 at Kampung Lereh, Tanjung Kling, here and is survived by Puan Seri Halijah Aji, 68, and seven daughters and a son.
Ahmad Nordin, a graduate of Barrister-At-Law of the Middle Temple, London, was appointed as a lawyer in the High Court of Malaya in 1978, and as Malacca Syariah Appeal Court Judge in 1999. He joined London UMNO Club while studying there between 1973 to 1976 and started his career as an elected representative after winning uncontested the Tanjung Minyak state seat in 1978.
He was also Sungai Udang assemblyman for two terms in 1982 and 1986. Ahmad Nordin had held several key positions including as deputy president of the Malaysian Council of Former Elected Representatives (MUBARAK) and Melaka UMNO Liaison Committee deputy chairman. He was conferred with Darjah Cemerlang Seri Melaka (DCSM) which carries the ‘Datuk Wira’ title in 1982 and Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) which carries ‘Tan Sri’ title in 2007.