Sunday, November 30, 2008

Datuk Razali Ismail - A Gentleman Deputy Minister From Terengganu

This article is from the Malaysian National News Agency.

Kuala Berang-born Deputy Education Minister Datuk Razali Ismail, 59, who died of a heart attack while playing badminton in Genting Highlands on November 28, 2008 will be deeply missed by Terengganu journalists.

He was well-liked for his friendliness and caring nature.

He was a also a good source of Terengganu news.

Razali was appointed Deputy Minister after winning the Kuala Terengganu Parliamentary seat for a second term in the last general election.

A history graduate from University Malaya in Kuala Lumpur and an education masters graduate from the University of Birmingham in Britain, Razali was a teacher in his home state who rose to become Terengganu education director in 2001.

In 2003, he became the principal of the Kuala Terengganu Teachers’ College.

A black belt in judo, he was the vice-president of the Terengganu Hockey Association and a committee member of the Terengganu Football Association.

Razali is survived by his wife Datin Nooraini Lob Yusof and five sons.