Former National Sports Council director-general Zolkples Embong has died at his home this morning, aged 62.
According to Bernama, police said the death was believed to be due to a heart attack.
Zolkples served as NSC director-general for seven years from 2007 to 2014 and was later appointed CEO of the Malaysian Sea Games Organising Committee (MASOC) in 2017.
Khairy Jamaluddin, who was youth and sports minister, from 2013 to 2018 expressed his condolences and said the late Zolkeples Embong was a dedicated servant to national sports.
“He gave a lot of service to sporting development, both domestically and regionally.
“I had the opportunity to gain knowledge and work with him, particularly when he served as the CEO of the 2017 SEA Games which also saw Malaysia emerge as the champion of the games,” said Khairy on Facebook.