Sungai Air Tawar state legislative assemblyman Kamarol Zaki Abdul Halim passed away in his house in Sabak Bernam early morning today.
The 58-year-old Umno assemblyman is believed to have suffered a heart attack.
He leaves behind wife Rossimah Abas and four sons.
Kamarol, a first-term assemblyman defeated Wahid Rais, a Pas candidate with a majority of 1,416 votes in GE13.
Sungai Air Tawar is within the Sabak Bernam parliamentary constituency.
Kamarul Zaki’s death reduces Umno representation by one seat from the original 12 in the Selangor state assembly and a by-election would not be called since the term in office has passed half way mark.
The assemblyman was a teacher for 37 years and retired as the headmaster of SK Seri Mawar in Sungai Air Tawar to contest in the polls.