In remembrance of Tun Abdul Razak

Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UniRazak) recently co-hosted a tahlil ceremony for the late Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, after whom the university is named.

The event was held on the 35th anniversary of his death. Abdul Razak, Malaysia’s second prime minister, passed away on Jan 14, 1976.

The ceremony, which was also hosted by Abdul Razak’s family, was held at the home of his widow Tun Rahah Mohd Noah.

Over 300 people attended the solemn gathering, including family members, government officials, cabinet ministers, and the university’s staff and students. Amongst those in attendance were Abdul Razak’s son Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Malacca Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Mohd Khalil Yaakob.

The tahlil is a religious event where Muslims pray for the well-being of the deceased.

UniRazak’s president and vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Md Zabid Abd Rashid said he was glad that the university was a part of the event.

He said that it was heartening to see the current students attending and paying their respects, and he hoped they would continue Abdul Razak’s legacy by being committed and dedicated to education for the betterment of the country.

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