Do not speculate on death of Minister's son, cops

Written by: mottaman | 11 Feb 2019 14:42
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11 Feb 2019 14:42

The cops have urged the public not to speculate on the death of Datuk Andrew Wong Kee Yew, 42, - the son of Sarawak Second Finance Minister, Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh.

Police said there was nothing suspicious surrounding the death of Andrew on Sunday and the case has been classified as sudden death.

Andrew was said to have collapsed and passed away at 11.15pm at the family home.

A source told The Star that Andrew most probably died of a stroke.

Wong also called on the public to respect their privacy during this difficult time.

He said Andrew could have probably died from exhaustion following a jet-skiing trip.

"Yesterday at 7am, he left home with a team of 4X4 people and went on jetski to Tutus. He spent quite a long time in Rumah Ukap, Tutus, enjoying some good time with the longhouse people and of course in the process, he also drank quite a bit. He must have been very exhausted. He drove all the way to Tutus and back to Sibu, a journey that takes at least an hour," he added.

Wong said when Andrew arrived home last night, he went straight to his room.

Andrew's mother, Datin Leong Poh Lin, said her son had hypertension and was on medication.

She said that she had called him down for dinner that night but he did not show up.

"He did not response to me and I thought he needed some rest. Then some of his friends arrived at the house, saying that Andrew had invited them to come over for Chinese New Year celebration. At that moment, I thought he was in the garage tending to our dogs," she said in between sobs.

However, when she went upstairs later, she found him lying unconscious in the room.

"I quickly called doctors from Rejang Medical Specialist Centre and KPJ. They came and tried to resuscitate him but he died at about 11pm,"she said.

Andrew is married and has two children - a boy and a girl.

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