JOHOR BARU, Sept 21 2019 : Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Wira Dr Md Farid Md Rafik, 42 has died at the Pontian Hospital about 6am today, believed due to a heart attack.
He was the Tanjung Piai member of parliament.
Menteri Besar, Datuk Dr Sahruddin Jamal has confirmed the death of Dr Md Farid.
News of his death was also uploaded by the administrator of his Facebook account about 8am.
The remains of Dr Md Farid will be brought to his family’s home in Serkat, Pontian for burial.
Dr Md Farid, who was the Tanjung Piai Pribumi Bersatu deputy chief won the Tanjung Piai parliamentary seat in last year’s general election by defeating incumbent Datuk Seri Wee Jeck Seng of Barisan Nasional and Nordin Othman of PAS. He received 21,255 votes compared to Wee’s 20,731 and Othman’s 2,962.