PETALING JAYA: National Archery athlete Haziq Kamaruddin’s (pic) death has been classified as coronary artery atherosclerosis, says the Health Ministry.
Head of Department and Consultant in Forensic Medicine Datuk Dr Zahari Noor said the post-mortem was done after his Covid-19 swab test results showed negative.
He added that based on what he has compiled so far, the Covid-19 vaccination is not linked to his death.
“He died due to a clogged artery in his heart, which was caused by atherosclerosis, ” said Dr Zahari.
“However, we are conducting further investigation, including several lab test analysis results that have yet to arrive. Until now, there is no link between his death and the Covid-19 vaccination he took recently.”
On several social media platforms, netizens speculated that the Covid-19 vaccine caused his death.
As part of the Road to Tokyo (RTT) programme, Haziq had completed his vaccination process on May 5.
Haziq, an Olympian recurve archer who would have turned 28 on July 4, passed away on Friday (May 14) morning at his home in Kajang, Selangor.
Haziq had been with the national archery team for the last 10 years and competed in two Olympics – London 2012 and Rio 2016.