Thursday, 16 April 2009

Ex Sabah MP Dies

Former member of Parliament for Marudu Haji Affendy Tun Mohd Fuad Stephens passed away today in Singapore after a short illness . He was 50. He was the son of Sabah first Chief Minister Tun Haji Mohd Fuad Stephens (then Donald Stephens) and Toh Puan Hajah Rahimah.

Here is an update from the New Straits Times.

By Joniston Bangkuai
KOTA KINABALU: Elected in 1982 as one of Malaysia's youngest members of parliament, Affendy Stephens, died yesterday while on holiday with his family in Singapore. He was 50.
He leaves behind his wife, Zalina Kamal, and three daughters, aged 3 to 15.
The second son of former Sabah Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Mohammed Fuad Stephens, Affendy was elected the Marudu MP on a Parti Berjaya ticket at the age of 23 and served for a term.
He joined Umno when the party expanded its wings to Sabah in 1991, and held various positions, including as Penampang Umno division deputy head and Youth chief before retiring from politics.
A businessman, Affendy, who had served as Kiulu People Development leader, was also a director of several companies here and in Kuala Lumpur.
His sister Faridah Stephens said Affendy had breathing difficulties and chest discomfort last week and sought treatment at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.
After having an angiogram, he was discharged last Sunday and was to have returned to Kuala Lumpur today.Affendy's mother, Toh Puan Rahimah Stephens, a former state minister, and other family members rushed to Singapore on Friday to be with him.
"We never expected this. He seemed to be all right on Wednesday night and was in a jolly mood playing with his kids and talking to us," Faridah said.
Affendy's body was taken to his in-laws residence at 56, Jalan BJ/4, Taman Bukit Jaya in Bukit Antarabangsa, Kuala Lumpur.
He will be buried at the Jalan Ampang Muslim cemetery after prayers at the Kampung Baru Mosque at 9.30am today.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

...King Cup forever feels lacking without the late Tun Fuad....daddy of late Affendy!

Besides the other late ones...King Cup also lost an uncle who was truly Anak kinabalu in the tragedy of June 6th....1976.

The term/ethnic Kadazan is around even before Tun Fuad's early 1960's sights but his points differed from that who are presently dissolving under the influence of "pecah dan perintah!"...

King Cup maksudkan..."oil is lighter than water...natural resources is easily processed than modern industries...and Sabah's socio-political circumstances make it more conducive to "Neo-Malaysians" from the eastern corridors to participate as "CITIZENS" in the making ...or unmaking of Malaysia!

Am I being understood here..?

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