A 63-year-old Malaysian abruptly passed away yesterday after he collapsed while in line at an immigration counter in Johor Bahru, as he was waiting to enter Singapore.
The man, Mohd Ismail Abdullah, had travelled with his wife from Kuala Lumpur to the Sultan Abu Bakar Complex at the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link, according to Malaysian daily The Star.
The daily reported that the deceased collapsed around 4.20am. A Malaysian superintendent revealed that the man had already passed on by the time paramedics arrived, about 40 minutes later:
“He was pronounced dead when the ambulance arrived at about 5am. His body was brought to Hospital Sultanah Aminah for a postmortem.”
Police are investigating the case as a sudden death. Criminal elements have been ruled out in police investigation which are ongoing.