KOTA KINABALU: Police have urged members of the public not to speculate on the cause of death of the son of a prominent Sabah businessman pending a post-mortem report.
Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Hazani Ghazali said many of the WhatsApp messages being spread about the cause of the 42-year-old man’s death had no truth as police have yet to ascertain the cause of death.
"We are still waiting for the post-mortem report to establish the cause of death," he told reporters in Kota Belud.
The son of a prominent businessman, who was running a family hotel and travel agency, was found dead in the bathroom of his room at their home in Luyang here at around 6pm on Wednesday (June 9).
“For now, we have classified the case as sudden death. We found no criminal evidence for any foul play or anything like that," Comm Hamzani said.
“The public must understand that the family members are in mourning. Don't add to it by spreading false messages," he said.
In the incident, the family members made a distress call to 999 at around 6pm Wednesday on seeing him slumped in the bathroom. He was already lifeless when the medics arrived.
His body was sent to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for a post-mortem.
It is understood that under current SOPs, a Covid-19 test should be done on the body before the post-mortem is conducted.