KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (STAR) secretary General Datuk Guandee Kohoi who tested positive for Covid-19 has died.
Kohoi, 67, who is fully vaccinated passed away at the Hospital Kuala Lumpur at 4.45pm today.
He was admitted to the hospital at 5am earlier today by an aide after complaining about a pain to his chest.
Kohoi was in Kuala Lumpur to attend the Perikatan Nasional meeting on Sunday evening but did not attend after tested positive for Covid-19.
STAR president Datuk Seri Panglima Dr Jeffrey Kitingan said he was deeply saddened by the news and believed that the party has lost its most valuable warrior and member in Kohoi.
“He was my most loyal ally and my dearest friend. He has been with me through thick and thin, even when I had nothing, he has never left my aide. it would be very difficult to replace him,” he said.
Kitingan said he last spoke to Kohoi at 10am today when Kohoi called him from the hospital.
“He told me he was fine and not to worry. He assured me he will be out in three or four days. It really breaks my heart,” he said.
According to Kitingan’s private secretary, Rizal Johari, Kohoi’s family except his wife, who also tested positive for Covid-19, are already on their way to Kuala Lumpur.