PETALING JAYA - A father, whose last act was to protect his daughter from a snatch thief, died.
Nung Wai Kwong, 52, had been in a coma for 17 days after stopping a motorcyclist from robbing his daughter on Oct 30.
They were on a motorcycle heading home to Pandan Perdana at about 11.40pm when another motorcyclist sped toward them. He tried to snatch Nung's daughter's handbag but they fought him off.
Nung's motorcycle was kicked during the scuffle, causing father and daughter to fall to the ground. The motorcyclist sped off.
Nung was treated at a private hospital before undergoing surgery at Hospital Kuala Lumpur. He was readmitted to the intensive care unit of the private hospital after the operation.
His 15-year-old daughter, who sustained injuries on her left shoulder from the incident, was with Nung when he died on Friday.
City deputy CID chief Asst Comm Khairi Ahrasa said the case was being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.