Lawyer found dead in office due to suspected heart attack

KOTA KINABALU: Prominent Sabah lawyer James Tsai Yuen Pang was found dead in a law firm on Friday (June 15) morning.

City police chief Asst Comm M. Chandra said the 62-year-old Tsai had died from a heart attack.

ACP Chandra said police received a distress call at about 7.23am, alerting them to the incident along Jalan Dewan here.

He added that police reached the scene at around 7.45am, and was brought to Tsai's office by his son.

"Initial investigations at the scene revealed that there were no criminal elements involved. It is believed that Tsai had died from a heart attack," he explained.

ACP Chandra said Tsai was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel, and his body was sent to Hospital Queen Elizabeth 1 for a post-mortem.

The case has been classified as a sudden death.

Meanwhile, legal sources said Tsai had been working with his team on some cases involving Parti Warisan Sabah's election petitions at the time of his death.

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