LAST_UPDATETue, 06 Oct 2015 8pm

Lendu Rep Idderis Kassim dies

Datuk Idderis Kassim. Pic: NSTDatuk Idderis Kassim. Pic: NSTMALACCA: Lendu State Assemblyman, Datuk Idderis Kassim, 66, died this evening at the Putra Specialist Hopsital after a long battle with intestinal cancer at about 7pm.

Idderis who is also the deputy Malacca State Assembly speaker leaves behind a wife, Datin Rohani Yunus, and four sons Zamran, Zulkarnain, Iskandar and Nur Hidayah.

In the 2008 general elections, Idderis beat Pas candidate, Datuk Mohd Amir Yaakub with a 1,633 vote majority.

Idderis, a former headmaster before joining politics, had contested and won in the Ayer Limau State Seat in 2004 and is a is currently serving his second term as an assemblyman, prior to his death.