TAMPIN: An 83-year-old woman collapsed just after dipping her finger into the indelible ink bottle before she was able to cast her vote at the SK Rokan polling centre in Gemencheh, Negeri Sembilan near here.
Tampin district police chief Supt Anuwal Ab Wahab said family members who were at the polling centre rushed her to a health clinic but she died a short while later.
"She regained consciousness at the clinic briefly but her oxygen levels kept falling.
"Her condition worsened and medical personnel performed cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on the woman but were unable to save her," he said in a statement on Saturday (Aug 12).
Supt Anuwal said the deceased had recently gone on a pilgrimage and had earlier told her family that she was experiencing leg pains.
He said the woman arrived in a car and managed to walk to the polling centre.
The woman's medical records also showed that she suffered from high blood pressure.
Supt Anuwal said her remains were later sent to the Tampin Hospital for a post-mortem examination and that the case had been classified as sudden death.