The late Datuk S.M. Aidid, centre, with the late Tan Sri Syed Abbas Alhabshee, right, welcoming former Chief Minister Of Penang the late Tan Sri Wong Pow Nee to inaugurate the annual meeting of the Malay Chamber of Commerce, Penang. The picture was taken in early 1960s.
Founder-member of the United Malays National Organization (UMNO) and former treasurer of the National Malay Chamber of Commerce (Malaya), Datuk Syed Murtadza bin Syed Mahdzar Aidid or better known as Datuk S.M. Aidid, returned to the Mercy of Allah, today at his residence in Gelugor, Penang. He was 105 years old.
Datuk S.M. Aidid is the father of businessman and former president of the Malaysian Amateur Athletics Union (MAAU), former chairman of the Penang Port Commission (PPC) and former leader of the Bukit Bendera UMNO division, Datuk Syed Mohamad Aidid, 59.
May the blessings of Allah be upon his soul. Ameen.