BATU PAHAT – A headmaster who was giving his weekly address in front of over 900 students collapsed and died on Sunday (Sept 30) morning at a school in Yong Peng here.
SJKC Yong Peng 1 headmaster Kerk Kian Sin, aged 55, fainted during the school morning assembly at around 7.30am. He had been school headmaster since November last year.
The school student affairs senior assistant Kuo Wei Ching said Kerk was already 15 minutes into his speech and about to wrap it up when the incident took place in front of 908 students.
“When he fell, one of our teachers tried to give him medical help but his condition did not improve. We immediately brought him to the Klinik Kesihatan Yong Peng but attempts to revive him failed and he was pronounced dead,” he said.
Meanwhile, when contacted, Batu Pahat OCPD Asst Comm Azhan Abdul Halim confirmed the incident.
The body has been sent to Sultanah Nora Ismail Hospital for a post-mortem and the case has been classified as sudden death.