Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail offered condolences to the family members of Seri Setia assemblyman Shaharuddin Badaruddin, who died at Putrajaya Hospital yesterday evening.
Dr Wan Azizah, who is also PKR president, said the party was sad over the loss of a second assemblyman since the 14th general election (GE14) in May.
On July 2, Sungai Kandis assemblyman Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei died of lymphoma cancer.
“Al Fatihah. For the second time after the GE14, KEADILAN (PKR) grieves the loss of our colleague.
“My condolences to the family members of YB Prof Dr Shaharuddin, the Seri Setia assemblyman who has returned to God’s grace,” she said via her Twitter account last night.
Shaharuddin, 55, who was also a Selangor Executive Councillor, died at the Putrajaya Hospital at 6.28pm.
Meanwhile, PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali, who is also economic affairs minister, also conveyed his condolences via Twitter.
“… he (Shaharuddin) grasped my hand as soon as I greeted him,” said Mohamed Azmin who managed to visit Shaharuddin yesterday.
The media had reported earlier that Shaharuddin, a former deputy vice-chancellor of Universiti Selangor, had been critically ill due to colon cancer and had been in intensive care.
Shaharuddin’s remains were taken from the Putrajaya Hospital’s Forensic Medicine Department in a hearse van at 9.30pm last night to his family home in Desa Pinggiran Putra, Kajang.
Among those present at the hospital were Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad, family members and friends.
The body is expected to be taken to the Jamiurrahmah Mosque in Kampung Limau Manis, Sungai Merab at 9am tomorrow, and will be buried at the Kampung Limau Manis Cemetery.
Seen present at the tahlil prayers were Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar, Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah, Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin, Deputy Works Minister Mohd Anuar Mohd Tahir and PAS Deputy President Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tan Man
Shaharuddin is survived by his wife, six children and a grandchild.
In the GE14, he won the Seri Setia state seat with a majority of 19,372 votes in a four-cornered fight.
He was then appointed as a member of the state executive council and sworn in on May 14.
Shaharuddin’s demise will mark the third by-election in Selangor since the GE14.
Former Sungai Kandis assemblyman Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei, also from PKR, succumbed to lymphoma on July 2, which paved the way for a by-election on Aug 4.
Following this, Balakong assemblyman Eddie Ng died in a road accident on July 20 and a by-election in the state constituency will be held on Sept 8.