KUALA LUMPUR, Former Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng, 80, died at the Serdang Hospital near here at 4.04 pm today.
PKR, on its Facebook, extended its condolences to the family of Chua.
“He was the Johor PKR chairman for five years from 2009 to 2014. Under Chua's leadership, for the first time PKR won the Batu Pahat parliamentary seat and the Bukit Batu state seat in the 2013 general election,” the post said.
Chua was the country's longest-serving Health Minister from 1995 to 2004 and a five-term Member of Parliament for Bakri from 1986 and 2008.
He was an MCA vice-president before joining PKR and contesting the Segamat parliamentary seat in the 13th general election where he lost to Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate Tan Sri Dr S. Subramaniam.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency