He was said to have been admitted to ICU three weeks prior.
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Former Chief Secretary to the Government (KSU) Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid passed away today (28 August) at 1:40 am.
Current Chief Secretary to the Government (KSN) Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali, has paid tribute to his predecessor, describing him as a “highly respected Public Service administrator” while in service.
Ahmad Sarji, who was 82, was Chief Secretary to the Government from 1990 to 1996 during the administration of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
He was also the founder and first Chairman of the Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM) in 1992. He was succeeded by former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on 1 September 2015 but then re-appointed as the Chairman of IKIM on 4 February 2019 until today.
Born on 16 September 1938, Ahmad Sarji was also an avid golfer.
In 2019, he made his first hole-in-one at 80-years-old, after 58 years of playing the game.
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