Ahmad Nor politician and trade unionist par excellence who symbolized Bangsa Malaysia 30 years before Vision 2020 of Dr. Mahathir
by Lim Kit Siang
(Petaling Jaya Tuesday): DAP National Vice Chairman Ahmad Nor died at the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital today at 2.30 p.m. after a long fight with lung cancer.
Ahmad Nor is politician and trade unionist par excellence. He is a great Malaysian son, whose passing is an irreparable loss to the DAP and the nation.
Ahmad Nor is way ahead of his time. He symbolized Bangsa Malaysia 30 years before Vision 2020 of the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. Malaysia needs more Ahmad Nors who could rise above racial, religious, linguistic and cultural differences to be first and last a Malaysian.
I persuaded Ahmad Nor to join the DAP after the 1986 general election and he first stood on the DAP ticket in the Gopeng parliamentary by-election in 1987. In 1990, he was elected the DAP MP for Bayan Baru. In all his years in the DAP, Ahmad Nor played an important role in the battle for democracy, justice and human rights for all Malaysians – an extension of his fight for justice in the days when he was CUEPACS President before joining the DAP.
DAP sends the deepest condolence to his wife and family on their bereavement.
* Lim Kit Siang, DAP National Chairman