Prof Azra dies of heart attack: Ambassador Hermono

Prof Azra dies of heart attack: Ambassador Hermono

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Selangor, Malaysia (ANTARA) – Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia Hermono said that Prof Azyumardi Azra died of heart attack in Serdang Hospital, Selangor, Malaysia, on Sunday.

A medical certificate issued by the hospital said that the cause of Azra’s death was acute inferior myocardial infarction, the ambassador said here on Sunday.

“So, it’s written in the medical certificate that the cause (of Azra’s death) is acute inferior myocardial infarction,” he said.

Prof. Azyumardi Azra had received resuscitation from the team of doctors before he passed away at the coronary care unit (CCU) of the hospital at 12:30 local time .

Azra’s wife, Ipah Farihah with their second son Firman El Amny Azra, accompanied him at his last moment.

Currently the family with the assistance of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia (KBRI) Kuala Lumpur are coordinating the return of the remains of Prof. Azra to Indonesia.

Azra, Chairman of the Indonesian Press Council, had been treated at the Serdang Hospital, since last Friday.

He was in Malaysia to attend an International Islamic Cosmopolitan Conference organized in Selangor, on September 17, at the invitation of the Malaysian Islamic Youth Force (ABIM).

ABIM President Muhammad Faisal Abd Aziz had earlier said Prof Azyumardi Azra would be one of the speakers at the conference.

Several other speakers came from Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei Darussalam.

The conference was officially opened by Chairman Emeritus of the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) Anwar Ibrahim.

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