Former Deputy PM Tun Musa Hitam’s Daughter, Mariana Musa, passes away

The Former deputy prime minister Tun Musa Hitam’s beloved daughter, Mariana Musa, passed away yesterday. The news of Mariana’s death was also shared by Marina Mahathira who is a close friend of Mariana, on Facebook.

“Last night, I lost a dear friend. Not many people know that Ana (Mariana) and I have been friends since we were children when her parents brought her and her siblings to stay with us in Alor Star. “My deepest condolences to Tun Musa and Toh Puan Ika (Toh Puan Zulaikha Sheardin), Puan Ines Maria Reyna, Rosana Musa, and the entire family,” she has also said.

Mariana Musa Death, Her Obituary

In her post on Facebook, Marina said both of them had also worked in Balai Berita in the early 1980s, where she was employed at the New Straits Times and Mariana in the Her World magazine.

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She has reported that she last saw Mariana in 2019, fulfilling her promise to visit Mariana at Oxford when the latter was living there.

“Dearest Ana, thank you always for the friendship. I shall miss you, but now you will be with Carlos again,” she has also said.

Mariana was the second of Musa’s three kids. Musa’s eldest kid, son Carlos Abdul Rashid, and daughter-in-law Rosina Abu Bakar lost their lives in the 1993 Highland Towers incident scene.