Malaysian Indian Congress veteran Ubaidulla dies

January 23rd, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI  

Kuala Lumpur, Jan. 23 (ANI): Veteran Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) politician Tan Sri S. O. K. Ubaidulla Kadir Basha died at his Bukit Pantai home in Petalin Jaya on Thursday.
Ubaidulla, who was in his 90s, was the former chairman of the Ubadi Foundation and was a founder member of the MIC in 1946. He was the former permanent chairman of MIC, a senator and also Dewan Negara deputy president, The Star reports.
Ubaidulla received the Tokoh Maal Hijrah award in 1989, and was also credited with the formation of the Associated Indian Chambers of Commerce and was also the founding president of the Malaysian Islamic Welfare Organisation (Perkim) in 1961.
Senior MIC leader Samy Vellu said Ubaidulla had dedicated himself to the community and helped bring advances to it. (ANI)

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