Agong, Permaisuri Agong extend condolences to Ahmad Talib’s family

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, and the Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah extended their condolences to the family of veteran journalist Datuk Ahmad A. Talib (pic) who died today.
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, and the Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah extended their condolences to the family of veteran journalist Datuk Ahmad A. Talib (pic) who died today.

KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 — The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, and the Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah extended their condolences to the family of veteran journalist Datuk Ahmad A. Talib who died today.

Expressing their sadness over the passing of Ahmad, Their Majesties hoped that his family would be patient in their moment of grief and prayed that Ahmad’s soul will be blessed by Allah and placed among the righteous.

“His deeds, services, and contributions to the country’s journalism are highly appreciated and his death is a huge loss to the country,” according to a posting on the official Istana Negara’s Instagram page today.

Ahmad, 69, died at Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) here at 5.42 pm of liver cancer.

The sad news of the death of the former director of News and Editorial Operations, Media Prima Berhad was shared by the deceased’s daughter Sophia Ahmad in a post on her Facebook page.

His remains were laid to rest at the Raudhatul Sakinah Muslim cemetery here. — Bernama

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

KDYMM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah lbni Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta'in Billah menzahirkan ucapan takziah kepada isteri dan seluruh keluarga tokoh wartawan Datuk Ahmad A. Talib, 69, yang telah meninggal dunia hari ini selepas bertarung dengan barah hati. Seri Paduka Baginda turut menzahirkan rasa sedih dengan pemergian Allahyarham dan juga harapan agar keluarga Allahyarham sabar dan tabah menghadapi dugaan dan suasana pilu ini. Seri Paduka Baginda mendoakan agar roh Allahyarham dicucuri rahmat oleh Allah SWT dan ditempatkan bersama para solihin. Jasa, khidmat serta bakti Allahyarham kepada dunia kewartawanan negara amat dihargai dan pemergian Allahyarham merupakan satu kehilangan besar pada negara. Allahyarham merupakan bekas Pengarah Operasi Berita dan Editorial Kumpulan Media Prima Bhd (MPB) dan pernah berkhidmat di New Straits Times Press (NSTP) serta dilantik sebagai pengarah eksekutif, Meja Berita dalam Lembaga Pengarah NSTP pada tahun 2009 dan Pengerusi Institut Akhbar Malaysia. Kerjaya Allahyarham sebagai wartawan bermula dengan Bernama pada tahun 1972, diikuti dengan Business Times (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (dahulunya Kewangan Penerbitan Sdn Bhd) (1978) dan Berita Harian (1985). Allahyarham pernah menyandang jawatan Penolong Pengarang Berita Harian (1987); Pengarang Berita New Straits Times; Ketua Pengarang Berita, Pengarang Bersekutu dan Penolong Pengarang Kumpulan (1991-1996). Seterusnya, Allahyarham dilantik sebagai Pengarang Kumpulan, New Straits Times (1998), Pengurus -Besar Kumpulan dan Komunikasi dan Pemasaran Editorial (2004).

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