Former NST boss Abdullah Ahmad dies of cancer

Former New Straits Times (NST) editor-in-chief Tan Sri Abdullah Ahmad (pic) lost his battle with cancer at the age of 83.  


He passed away at 1.15pm on Sunday at Pantai Medical Centre.

According to his close friend, Abdullah’s remains will be brought to his home in Kuala Lumpur at about 3pm and is expected to be buried in his hometown of Kok Lanas, Kelantan.

Abdullah was a journalist, writer, politician and former special envoy to the United Nations.

The former Machang and Kok Lanas MP was an alumni of the Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK), Cambridge University and Harvard University.