PETALING JAYA: Datuk Syed Alman Syed Alwi died from complications while undergoing surgery at a private dental clinic, said University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) director Prof Dr Tunku Kamarul Zaman Tunku Zainol Abidin.
He said Syed Alman, son-in-law of Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, never received dental treatment at UMMC and â€œthe dental surgery in question was not conducted at UMMC.â€
He said Syed Alman, 44, was referred to UMMC on June 1 by the dental clinic following complications he suffered from surgery at the clinic.
He said inaccurate reports that were published had confused the public and negatively impacted the image of UMMC.
Syed Alman, husband of Ahmad Zahid’s eldest daughter, Datuk Nurulhidayah, reportedly became unconscious while receiving dental treatment at the clinic in Bangsar.