Monday, 30 April 2012

Fadzil Noor

Dato' Ustaz Hajji Fadzil bin Muhammad Noor (March 13, 1937-June 23, 2002) was a Malaysian politician and religious teacher. He was the president of Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), and was the parliamentary opposition leader.

During his time as PAS president since 1989, he together with other opposition leaders formed a merger called the Barisan Alternatif. He also managed to lead PAS in capturing the state of Kelantan in 1990, and Terengganu in 1999. Fadzil, although part of an Islamist party, has been viewed as a moderate compared to other party members.

He died on June 23, 2002 after having a bypass surgery.  After his death, he was succeeded by Abdul Hadi Awang as PAS president, who was later succeeded by Lim Kit Siang as opposition leader in 2004.
He was an alumnus of Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt.

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