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Tan Sri A Samad Ismail dies

KUALA LUMPUR, 4 Sept 2008: National journalism laureate and freedom fighter Tan Sri A Samad Ismail died today at the Pantai Medical Centre here at 5.58pm because of a lung infection.

Singapore-born Samad, 84, better known as Pak Samad, was warded at the hospital since 24 Aug after experiencing breathing difficulties.

He leaves behind wife Puan Sri Habibah Hamid and 10 children including bloggers and ex-journalists Nuraina and Maria.

His first wife, Hamidah Hassan, died on 2 June 1990.

His remains were brought to the family home at 2, Lorong 16/7C, Petaling Jaya and will be buried after Friday prayers tomorrow, Azmi Ansar, a son-in-law, said. – Bernama

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