Veteran lawyer Raja Aziz Addruse dies at 75

KUALA LUMPUR (July 12, 2011): Raja Aziz Addruse, one of Malaysia’s most respected lawyers, passed away at about 1pm today at his residence in BukitTunku, here. He was 75.

Raja Aziz who hailed from Chemor, Perak, had recently sought treatment in Singapore for cancer-related ailment and was reported to be recuperating well.

One of his close friends, Datuk Param Cumaraswamy, when contacted by Bernama said Raja Aziz’s health condition, however, deteriorated in the last few days and he had visited him two days ago.

“He was weak but alert and in good spirit when both of us shared some light moments,” said Param.

He said Raja Aziz’s remains would be brought for prayers at the Bukit Damansara mosque before Zohor prayers tomorrow and would be buried at the Bukit Kiara Muslim cemetery.

Solicitor-general II Datuk Mohamed Yusof Zainal Abiden when contacted said Raja Aziz was a man of high integrity and “a gentleman” who always maintained respect for his opponents.

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