Father-in-law of NST Group Editor passes away, 1 week after cancer diagnosis

Father-in-law of NST Group Editor passes away, 1 week after cancer diagnosis


AWAINA ARBEE


KUALA LUMPUR: The father-in-law of New Straits Times Group Editor Yushaimi Maulud Yahaya, Syed Abdullah AlJunied, passed away at his home in Ampang here at 12.10am last night.

Yushaimi said Abdullah, who was 74 years old, died from Lymphoma.

He will be buried at the Shah Alam Muslim Cemetery in Section 21, this morning.

"It surprised us that he suffered from the cancer because he was the fittest man I knew and he was only detected with the cancer a week ago.

"My father-in-law fell sick two months ago, and the doctors couldn't conclude that he had cancer up till a week ago," Yushaimi said.