Malay Mail editor-in-chief Wong Sai Wan died at the Subang Jaya Medical Centre early today.
He was 59.
His son Wong Chee Mun confirmed news of Sai Wan’s passing when contacted by Bernama.
Chee Mun said his father had had a history of heart problems and stroke.
He was pronounced dead at about 6am, according to Chee Mun.
Apart from Chee Mun, Sai Wan leaves behind his wife Loo Poh Ling and daughter Wong Yik Pen, 25.
Sai Wan began his journalism career at The Star in the early 1980s, where among others he served as its Hong Kong correspondent and executive editor, before moving to the Malay Mail as editor-in-chief in 2014.
Malay Mail deputy editor-in-chief Joseph Raj said the Malay Mail family would deeply miss Sai Wan.
“He was not only our editor-in-chief but a friend who always was there for us if we needed his guidance and help, not only professionally but also personally,” he said.