KUCHING: A man died while watching the intense badminton match between national player Datuk Lee Chong Wei and China’s Lin Dan in a coffeeshop in Serian some 60km from here.
The man, who was eating a bowl of kolok mee, suddenly collapsed in the crowded shop as Lin Dan was celebrating his victory after the hard-fought battle.
“He was seen cheering during the first set but after Lin Dan won, he collapsed and never regained consciousness.
“We are still trying to identify him and trace his family.
“The only information we have is that he was from Taman Angreik,” said Serian police chief DSP Mohd Jamali Umi.