28 Sep '11, 11am

Prominent Malay community leader Ridzwan Dzafir dies

Prominent Malay community leader Ridzwan Dzafir dies

Prominent Malay community leader and former high ranking civil servant Ridzwan Dzafir died of a heart attack on Monday, after battling for weeks against complications arising from kidney failure. He was 84. -- ST PHOTO: BRYAN VAN DER BEEK By Elgin Toh Prominent Malay community leader and former high ranking civil servant Ridzwan Dzafir died of a heart attack on Monday, after battling for weeks against complications arising from kidney failure. He was 84. Political and community leaders, friends and relatives turned up at his Frankel Avenue home to pay their last respects to a man who was remembered for his important contributions to Singapore in international trade negotiations. In a condolence letter to his widow Mushrifah, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who worked closely with him at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, called him 'a dedicated community leader, a disting...

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