Malaysian royals mourn loss of humanitarian Datin Paduka A. Mangalam

On June 10, Datin Paduka A. Mangalam, life president of the Pure Life Society, passed away. Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah expressed their condolences to her family and acknowledged her significant contributions to the community, particularly orphans and the less fortunate.

Mother Mangalam, as she was affectionately known, was born in Singapore in 1926 and moved to Kuala Lumpur in 1948. She joined the Pure Life Society the following year and dedicated her life to humanitarian work. Over the years, she received multiple awards and medals for her service, including the Pingat Jasa Kebaktian in 1955, the Bintang Kesatria Mangku Negara in 2003, the Tun Fatimah Gold Medal from the National Council of Women’s Organisations in 1977, and the Merdeka Award in 2010.

The royal couple expressed their hope that the deceased’s family would find strength and patience during this challenging time. They also shared their appreciation for Mother Mangalam’s work on Istana Negara’s Facebook page, stating, “Al-Sultan Abdullah and Tunku Azizah appreciate the deceased’s contribution to the community, especially to orphans and the less fortunate.”

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Lee Shuyi

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