February 6, 2013

Malaysia's ICT Expert, Azli Paat dies of high fever

Azli Paat's body will be buried in Batu Pahat, Johor, on Thursday
KUALA LUMPUR: Azli Paat, the ICT expert and founder of SMS shortcode business operator Dapat, died of high fever around 7pm, at his house in Bukit Segambut here Wednesday.

His son Ahmad Naim, 23, said his father had been down with high fever since Tuesday and had sought treatment at a clinic.

Azli leaves behind a wife and 10 children.

He will be buried in Batu Pahat, Johor, on Thursday.

Azli founded Dapat, the SMS shortcode business operator which allows seamless messaging across all telecommunication companies.

He also founded the community-based service RakanCop.

He was a panel speaker on Bernama Radio 24 at 7.30am daily since 2007.

"Azli was a jovial, intelligent and humble person," said Bernama Radio 24 producer Kok Jun Sern. - Bernama

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