Khalid Ibrahim laid to rest

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Former Selangor menteri besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim was laid to rest at the Shah Alam Royal Mausoleum on Monday (Aug 1).

A long list of dignitaries, leaders, friends and family members, including Sultan of Selangor Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, paid their last respects to Khalid during the final rites.

Also present were Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari and several Selangor state assemblymen.

The funeral prayer was performed at the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah after the Zohor prayer, led by the Grand Imam Muhammad Farhan Wijaya.

Earlier, leaders who paid their last respects included Senior International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Awang Hashim, PKR President Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his wife Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.

The Dewan Rakyat today observed a moment of silence for Khalid.

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Khalid had died at 11.08pm last night due to a heart valve infection at Cardiac Vascular Sentral Hospital in Kuala Lumpur. He was 76.

A post on his Facebook page announced that Abdul Khalid had been warded since April 23 due to an infection of a heart valve.

He leaves behind a wife Puan Sri Salbiah Tunut, four children and two grandchildren.

Khalid had served as the chief executive officer of Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) from 1979 to 1994.

In 1981, he also led the Dawn Raid on the London Stock Exchange which resulted in PNB gaining a 51 percent share in Guthrie Corporation Ltd, a large British plantation group, which in turn became a wholly Malaysian-owned company.

Khalid was also the PKR treasurer-general and Bandar Tun Razak MP from 2008 to 2018.

He was Selangor menteri besar from 2008 to 2014.