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PAS spiritual leader Haron Din passes away while in US

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PAS spiritual leader Haron Din has passed away after he was earlier admitted to intensive care, according to PAS information chief Nasrudin Hassan.

"At 10.10 am this morning in Malaysia, we received news that Haron has passed away at Stanford University Hospital in the US.

"Further information from his family will follow soon," Nasrudin said in a statement today.

Earlier this morning, ustaz Ahmad Dusuki Abd Rani on his Facebook reported Haron's family members saying the PAS leader was in critical condition.

"5am this morning the hospital called. They asked the family to come to the hospital.

"Tuan guru Haron is having complications with the heart and has been transferred to the ICU," wrote Ahmad Dusuki.

According to the cleric, Haron's two sons were with him at the ICU while other family members are gathered outside awaiting further updates on his condition.

The spiritual leader is understood to have been warded at Stanford in San Francisco, California several days ago over his prevailing heart condition.

In March he was admitted to Institut Jantung Negara (IJN) in Kuala Lumpur after complaining of chest pains.

Haron, aged 76, underwent an angiogram last Sept 10.

Haron joined PAS in 1974, and succeeded the late Nik Aziz Nik Mat as the party's spiritual leader in March 2015 following the latter's death.

He had contested unsuccessfully for the Arau parliamentary seat thrice, with is last bid in 2013 being quashed by opponent Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Shahidan Kassim.

Haron leaves behind wife Khadijah Salleh and five children, Huda, Hamdi, Salwa, Najmi and Hana.

 

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