KUALA LUMPUR — May 9, 2019: Prominent public relations practitioner Kamaralzaman Tambu died this morning at his Seri Ampang Hilir Residences home at the age of 68, leaving behind his wife Zeenat Hamid and two children.
He died early in the morning with family members at his side.
“He was a good and kind-hearted man. He died peacefully at our home,” said Zeenat.
Kamaralzaman was buried at the Raudhatul Sakinah cemetery in Gombak.
Among those who paid their last respects were Bernama chairman Datuk Seri Azman Ujang and former Media Prima chairman Tan Sri Johan Jaafar.
Kamaralzaman was the former managing director of the now defunct Alpha Platform PR agency and also had his own outfit, Runaway Success Sdn. Bhd. He was once the editor-in-chief of the Cambodian Times.
Kamaralzaman was in fact an Indonesian, the son of a diplomat who was expelled from the country by President Sukarno. He came to Malaysia together with Prabowo Subianto, who contested in the last two Indonesiann presidential elections, as Prabowo’s father too was expelled by Sukarno.
While Prabowo chose to return to Indonesia when Suharto took over from Sukarno, Kamaralzaman decided to stay on and later became a Malaysian citizen. — Bernama