KUALA LUMPUR — Oct. 31, 2017: Former president and chief executive officer of Johor Corporation (JCorp) Tan Sri Muhammad Ali Hashim died of cancer at the age of 70 at KPJ Damansara today.
According to a family member, he had been warded at the hospital due to the illness since two months ago.
Ali is survived by his wife Puan Sri Noorzilah Mohammed Ali and three sons and a daughter.
He was born in Mersing on April 19, 1947, and was an economics graduate from the University of Malaya. Ali served Johor’s state investment corporation for 28 years until July 2010. Under his leadership, JCorp became one of Malaysia’s leading corporations, with some 280 companies under it.
Ali was also a former Malaysian Islamic Chamber of Commerce president and Waqaf An-Nur Corporation Berhad chairman.
Among others, he served as chief assistant secretary at the Sarawak chief minister’s office and project manager at Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad. — Bernama