Guan Eng pays tribute to late Saleem

Saleem when he was admitted to PPUKM early this year. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng conveyed his condolences to the family of late singer Saleem who died earlier today.

“I am very saddened with the passing of popular singer Saleem today. His song ‘Suci Dalam Debu’, performed with his band Iklim, represents a very fond memory to me in the 90’s. When I was fighting as the opposition then, his songs calmed my soul,” Lim said on his Twitter page.

“May his soul rest in peace. Condolences to the family of late Saleem,” he said.

Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail also expressed her condolences to Saleem’s family.

Saleem, 57, died this morning. He was receiving treatment at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (PPUKM), Cheras.

He was laid to rest at the Batu 10 Muslim Cemetery, Cheras at 2.15pm.

The singer was hospitalised following a road accident on Sept 20, which left him with broken ribs.