Olympian Haziq Kamaruddin died due to coronary artery atherosclerosis


The conspiracy theorists are having a field day speculating national archer Haziq Kamaruddin's death yesterday.

This despite the Health Ministry issuing a statement this morning, stating that the 27-year-old Olympian died due to coronary artery atherosclerosis.

"No evidence to show his death is linked to #Covid19 vaccine" read the ministry's statement.

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a condition which affects the arteries that supply the heart with blood. It is usually caused by atherosclerosis which is a buildup of plaque inside the artery walls. This buildup causes the inside of the arteries to become narrower and slows down the flow of blood.

However, there are those who still want to believe otherwise. They just want to blame it on the Covid-19 vaccine. Haziq was among the national athletes who got their shots.

Youth and Sports Minsiter Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican had yesterday said:

"We have to respect the feelings of his family. If you want to make any conclusion, wait for the post-mortem. Let us be responsible citizens. If anything we feel now, feel the sadness and sorrow of the family."

Haziq's death has even caught the attention of Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah as they expressed their condolences to Haziq's family.

If you are unclear about the Covid-19 vaccination, visit the World Health Organisation's website for more information.


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