Former Johor MB Osman Sapian dies

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Former Johor menteri besar Osman Sapian died at 11.45pm last night. He was 69.

His brother Aziz Sapian said Osman died at his son’s home in Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.

“I was informed of his death by one of our siblings,” Aziz told Bernama when contacted.

On Oct 13, Osman, who was Kempas assemblyperson and Ayer Hitam Bersatu chief, was admitted to the KPJ Johor Specialist Hospital in Johor Bahru after suffering a mild stroke following surgery. He was later treated at the Universiti Putra Malaysia Teaching Hospital (HPUPM) in Selangor.

He was said to be in stable condition but needed close observation.

A colourful and at times controversial politician, he was appointed Johor’s 16th Menteri Besar after the 2018 general election, serving from May 12, 2018, until April 8, 2019.

It is learnt that Osman’s body would be brought to his home in Larkin for a burial ceremony later today.