Our Prime Minister’s wife, Datin Paduka Seri Endon Mahmood passed away this morning after a lengthy struggle with breast cancer. She was 64 years old. She passed away in the PM’s official residence at 7:55am this morning.

She is the President of the Association of Wives of Cabinet Ministers and Deputy Ministers (BAKTI), Founder and Chairman of Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia (PENYAYANG) and Patron of various charitable organisations, namely National Child Friendly Healthcare Association of Malaysia; Young Women Writers’ Association; Girl Guides Malaysia; Association of Wives of Civil Servants and Women Civil Servants (PUSPANITA) and Friends of Cochlea Implant Users Association.

She devotes her time to social, community and charity works, particularly to the welfare and well-being of women and children. She has successfully spearheaded several international welfare projects, namely The Bosnia Relief Fund, The North Korean Children’s Fund and The Kosovo Welfare Fund. On 24 August 2004, she was bestowed the Pingat Tun Fatimah by Her Royal Highness Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Fauziah Tengku Abdul Rashid at the National Women’s Day dinner, to honour her contributions to society and community development. – OUM

Condolences to Pak Lah.