Friday, April 26, 2013

Datuk Saharuddin Ibrahim: Customs deputy DG II shot dead

PUTRAJAYA: Customs Department director-general Datuk Seri Khazali Ahmad expressed his shock and disbelief over the passing of his deputy, Datuk Saharuddin Ibrahim.

"I cannot believe this and I am in shock over what has happened," he said today. Khazali said the late Saharuddin was a very committed and dedicated man.

"This is a great loss to the department," he added. It was learnt that Saharuddin would be buried today at the Precinct 20 cemetery. The body was sent to Kuala Lumpur Hospital at approximately 11.25am from Putrajaya Hospital for a post mortem.

Saharuddin left his wife, Datin Rahimah Ibrahim and two children, a daughter and a son.

Cuepacs president Datuk Omar Osman said that it was a great loss to the customs department. "He was a dedicated civil servant and did his job very well. It is a shock to many of us especially in the civil sector," he said.

Omar said the late Saharuddin was a responsible and dedicated man and he hoped that the officers in the department would emulated his integrity at work.

Meanwhile, Zawiyah Ibrahim, a staff working under Saharuddin said he was a no nonsense and strict man.

"He had a big heart despite being strict at work and we would miss him a lot," she said when met at the hospital here today.

It was learnt that Saharuddin was on his way to work when a motorcycle pulled up to his car and the rider released three gunshots.

Saharuddin was pronounced dead at 9.20am at the Putrajaya Hospital.

*Taken from NST Online

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