KUCHING: Sarawak lost a charismatic sports leader on Friday (Feb 4) following the passing of Tan Sri Abang Khalid Marzuki.
The late Abang Khalid, 74, who was the president of Sarawak Sepak Takraw Association (PSS), drew his last breath at 5.43am at Pantai Hospital in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, due to Stage 3 bowel cancer.
PSS deputy president Datuk Ismail Abang Saufi expressed sadness over Abang Khalid’s death.
“It’s a great loss to Sarawak’s sports fraternity, especially sepak takraw.
“He was a committed sports leader. Many changes have taken place since he took over PSS.”
Ismail also described Abang Khalid as the father of sepak takraw development in Sarawak.
Abang Khalid’s remains would be flown back to Kuching and taken to his residence in Jalan Muda Hashim in the afternoon for burial at Semariang Cemetery.