KUALA LUMPUR, April 5 – Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s father, former Umno MP Datuk Ibrahim Abd Rahman, passed away this morning at 1.45am, PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today. She said her father-in-law’s body has been brought to Lot 459 Pinggir Pelangi Pagi, Country Heights, Kajang, and was expected to be buried at the Sungai Ramal cemetery in the afternoon.
“The first time DSAI (Anwar) was jailed, he was tested with the death of his mother and that of Ustaz Fadhil Noor,” wrote Dr Wan Azizah on Facebook, referring to former PAS president, Datuk Fadhil Noor. “This time he is tested with the death of TGNA (Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat) and now, his father. “I am forced to cancel all my programmes in Penang today and rush home to Kajang,” she said. Ibrahim was MP for Seberang Perai Central from 1959 to 1969, and was also a parliamentary secretary.