Blogger, former Westports general manager dies

(NST) KUALA LUMPUR: Former Westports general manager and blogger Captain Muhammad Yusof Ahmad died in his sleep yesterday in his home at the Tiara Kelana Condominiums in Kelana Jaya.


Yusof, 62, was found dead in bed by his wife, Maimunah Noordin, 61, about 7.30am.

It is understood that he was not breathing and attempts to resuscitate him failed.

The couple's eldest son, Imran, 36, said his father had behaved normally on Saturday night as he had his dinner before going online to chat with several friends.

"His passing was quite sudden as he was not suffering from any medical problems."

Yusof was buried at a Muslim cemetery in his hometown of Linggi, Negri Sembilan, yesterday afternoon.

e is survived by his wife and four children, aged between 32 and 36.

He was a former pilot superintendent with the Klang Port Authority and a pioneer general manager of Westports.

After retiring, he freelanced as a port and marine consultant and maritime arbitrator.

In his blog under the pen name "Ancient Mariner", Yusof had highlighted the Port Klang Free Zone issue and pushed authorities to launch investigations into its alleged wrongdoings.