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Ex-Melor state assemblyman dies of Covid-19

0 month ago, 26-Aug-2021

His wife Siti Madinah Ilyas Khan said Wan Ismail, who was suffering from diabetes, had been placed under induced coma on Monday. – Photo from Facebook/Ustaz Wan Ismail Wan Jusoh

KOTA BHARU (Aug 26): Former Melor state assemblyman Wan Ismail Wan Jusoh, 66, died of Covid-19 at Hospital Sultan Ismail Petra in Kuala Krai, about 75 km from here, today, according to a family member.

His wife Siti Madinah Ilyas Khan, 59, said Wan Ismail, who was confirmed Covid-19 positive on Aug 7, died at about 12.20 pm.

“He was transferred to the intensive care unit on Aug 15. He had completed both doses of Covid-19 vaccination, she told Bernama when contacted.

She said Wan Ismail, who was suffering from diabetes, had been placed under induced coma on Monday.

“Our whole family contracted category one Covid-19 and was undergoing home quarantine in Telipot. Our family members in Melor were also infected, she added.

She said Wan Ismail would be buried at the Bechah Keranji cemetery in Melor, near here, at 5.30 pm today.

He leaves behind two wives, Norizan Yusoff, 60, and Siti Madinah, 11 children and three step-children.

Wan Ismail was the Melor representative for two terms, 1999-2004 and 2008-2013, and the Ketereh PAS chief.

Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob, on behalf of the state government, extended his condolences to the family of Wan Ismail.

May his soul be blessed and placed among the righteous, he said in a post on his official Facebook page. – Bernama





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