Published: Monday October 1, 2012 MYT 10:31:00 AM
Updated: Monday October 1, 2012 MYT 12:11:33 PM
Bernama Sports Desk chief Zulhilmi dies
KUALA LUMPUR: Zulhilmi Supaat, head of the Sports Desk at the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama), died Monday at Selayang Hospital. He was 44.
His widow, Noor Aidah Idris, 37, said Zulhilmi was admitted to the hospital last night after he complained of difficulty in breathing. He died at 7.45am.
Zulhilmi leaves behind four children, Amir Fitri, nine, Alya Farisah, seven, Aina Farizah, six, and Akmal Fahmi, five.
He joined Bernama in 1992 and had covered various sports events in the country and abroad, including the recent Olympic Games in London, the Asian Games in Guangzhou in 2010, the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in 2010 and the Thomas Cup badminton tournaments.
Zulhilmi was also a committee member of the Sportswriters Association of Malaysia (SAM). - Bernama