KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 31 (Bernama) -- Malaysia lost another legendary football player when former national midfielder Wong Choong Wah passed away due to a heart attack Thursday morning.
The death of Wong at age 67 is all the more saddening as today is the first day of the Chinese New Year.
His contemporary Datuk Soh Chin Aun, also a household name in local and regional football, said he found out about Wong's death from Wong's wife.
He said Wong's wife said he suffered a heart attack at home in Sri Petaling here and was rushed to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital at 3 am.
"I'm very shocked, because Wong still used to send SMS greetings to me and other friends during Chinese New Year. However, this time I was a bit surprised to receive the greeting from him early yesterday," he said when contacted by Bernama here.....