Friends from USM send a very sad news today that Assoc. Prof. Dr. LuayBakirHussain passed away in Penang on 13th January 2008. The academic community will greatly miss him due to his expertise in metallurgy. He was admitted and later passed away at Hospital PantaiPenang. His Jenazah will be sent for burial in Sg. Nibong. May Allah forgive him and give mercy on his soul.