Malaysian politician, Napsiah Omar, Died at 74

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Napsiah Omar was born on April 21, 1943, and died on April 16, 2018.

She was a Malaysian educator and politician.

She was the daughter of United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) activists, she was born in Negeri Sembilan.

She studied zoology and botany at the Australian National University and received a BSc in nutrition and education from Cornell University.

Omar taught at the Universiti Pertanian Malaysia from 1969 to 1982, becoming associate professor and head of the Department of Human Studies.

During 1972, Omar joined the local branch of the UMNO.

Omar was elected to the Dewan Rakyat representing the constituency of Kuala Pilah in 1982 and was named Deputy Minister of Housing and Local Government.

Omar became divisional head of Wanita UMNO (ms) (the women’s wing) and was also named to its national executive council.

In 1987, Omar was named Minister of Public Enterprises.

During 1990, Omar was elected deputy leader for Wanita UMNO.

Later during that year, Omar became Minister of National Unity and Social Development.

In 1995, Omar did not run for reelection to the national assembly but instead was elected to the Negeri Sembilan State Legislative Assembly and served as the State Minister for Public Works.

He died on 16 April 2018 at the age of 74 due to liver cancer.

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