Semenyih assemblyman dies

Debra Chong
Bakhtiar Mohd passed away early this morning after suffering a heart attack. — Picture via Twitter/Amiruddin Shari

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 — Semenyih assemblyman Bakhtiar Mohd Nor died early this morning, the political secretary to Selangor Mentri Besar Amiruddin Shari has confirmed.

In a brief statement, Borhan Aman Shah said the Selangor state lawmaker “drew his last breath at 4.45am at Hospital Kajang, believed the result of a heart attack”.

Bakhtiar’s remains will be taken to his home for prayers. He will be buried after Friday prayers today at the Kampung Pasir Cemetery.

Bakhtiar was the Hulu Langat Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia division chief.

In Election 2018, he ran in Semenyih, a 68 per cent Malay majority seat, against Umno’s Datuk Johan Abd Aziz, PAS’ Mad Shahmidur Mat Kosim and PSM’s S. Arutchelvan.

Bakhtiar won by a majority of 8,964 votes against Johan, his closest rival, who landed 14,464 votes.

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