Elderly man in viral video dies of heart attack, not due to starvation

KUANTAN (BERNAMA) – The senior citizen who was helped by policemen after being found in a weak condition on the roadside in Lipis on Monday died of a heart attack yesterday. Lipis District Police Chief Superintendent Azli Mohd Noor said a post-mortem was conducted by a forensic team from the Kuala Lipis Hospital yesterday to determine Lai Fah Kuen’s cause of death.

“We hope that the explanation will end the speculation that the 72-year-old man died of starvation.

“Our personnel had provided him with some food supplies including rice the night before he died.

“In fact, his body was found by the policemen who went to the victim’s home yesterday morning to check on his condition,” he said.