TANJONG KARANG: A Barisan Nasional (BN) supporter died of suspected heart attack this morning while waiting for the announcement of candidates for the Tanjong Karang parliamentary seat during nominations for the upcoming polls at the Tanjong Hormat hall here.
Mad Som Sani was 68.
The BN supporter from Kampung Bagan Pasir suddenly collapsed and was sent to the Tanjong Karang Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10am.
His death was confirmed by Selangor BN chairman Noh Omar during an event at the Sungai Yu People’s Housing programme here.
Som was buried at the Tanjong Karang Muslim Cemetery about 2pm.
Noh, who is also urban wellbeing, housing and local government minister, said the incident was shocking.
“This is my sixth time contesting in general election and this is the first time one of my supporters has died during the nomination and election process.
“I am saddened by his sudden death,” said the candidate for the Tanjong Karang seat.