Singaporean cyclist found dead in Malaysia buried in Ipoh cemetery

A 56-year-old Singaporean cyclist, who was found dead three days after he went missing during a 160km cycling event in Ipoh, Malaysia, was buried in a cemetery in Ipoh on Thursday (May 10).

Mr Abdul Samat Ismail was buried in a Muslim cemetery at Station 18, Ipoh at 9am, according to race organiser Perak Century Ride 2018's Facebook page.

His body autopsy was done on Wednesday evening at Batu Gajah Hospital, in the presence of his wife, children and other relatives.

"We are coping well with the demise," said his 32-year-old son, Muhammad Sufiyan Abdul Samat. He also said that the other family members left Singapore last night and travelled eight hours by bus to Ipoh, the capital city of Perak.

It is unclear the reason the family chose to bury Mr Samat in Ipoh instead of Singapore.

Mr Samat's body was found in a clump of bushes on May 9, said Perak police chief Ahmad Tarmizi Shaari. 

Having ruled out foul play, the police suspected that Mr Samat had fallen off his bicycle after fainting.

Read the full story on The Straits Times.