Former Penang coach Yoke Ham dies, daughter describes him as ‘cheerful person’

— Former Penang football coach Moey Yoke Ham, who passed away this morning, has been described by his daughter as “a cheerful man who did not show any signs of illness”.

Moey Mi Lin, 45, said her father died as a result of bleeding in the brain after falling at his residence in Batu Lanchang near here, yesterday.

“My mother phoned me to tell me that my dad, who had fallen down at home and was unconscious, had been taken to the Penang Hospital for further checks.

“However, the hospital authorities told us that there was nothing they could do. We got the opinions of doctors from other hospitals and their answer was the same.

“Since I live in Petaling Jaya (Selangor), I will call him daily, but he never showed any signs of being ill. In fact, he would joke with me as usual,” she said when contacted by Bernama today

She also described him as a loving and caring person, who always gave his full support to his two children to make their own decisions regarding their life choices.

She said that his remains would be cremated at the Batu Gantung Crematorium on Sunday (Dec 20).

Moey leaves his wife Lee Siew Koon, 70 and two children, Mi Lin and son Moey Khai Boon, 43.

Meanwhile, the Penang Football Club, through their official PFC Facebook page, said the 74-year-old former coach would always be fondly remembered for guiding the state to winning the 1998 Premier League I (now Super League) title.

He was the Penang head coach from 1996-2000 and he also guided them to runner-up finishes in Premier I in 1999 and 2000.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

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