Datuk Illani Isahak dies of breast cancerKUALA LUMPUR: The Chairman of the Committee to Promote Inter-Religious Understanding and Harmony, Datuk Illani Isahak, died today after struggling with breast cancer for the past five years.
Illani, 58, breathed her last at about 6am at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (PPUKM), here.
Her remains had been brought back to her residence in Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
Born in Kelantan, Illani is survived by husband Adam Camille Rustum Mohd Ibrahim and three sons and a daughter.
She was active in Umno at the state and federal level and had held the post of Chairman of the International Bureau of Wanita Umno Malaysia in 2004. She was also elected as the Member of Parliament for Kota Baharu in 1990.
Meanwhile, Malaysia Hindu Council president Datuk R.Nadarajah described the sudden demise of Illani as a great loss to the people who love peace and harmony in a multi-racial and multi-religious country.
Offering condelence to Illani's family over her demise, Nadarajah in a statement said: "We in return shall fulfill her wish to make interfaith panel a success." -- BERNAMA
Al-fatihah for the deceased.