President of the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC), Mohd Khalid Atan passed away this morning, said MTUC Secretary-General N Gopal Kishnam.

He however did not reveal the cause of death.

“We regret to inform that MTUC president, Mohd Khalid Atan who was in service since 2011, passed away this morning.

“MTUC is deeply saddened by the loss of the most credible individual who gives priority to the interests and welfare of workers,” said Gopal in a statement today.

Meanwhile, Liyana Mohd Khalid, the daughter of the late MTUC president, her father fell in the bathroom of a hospital.

“We are handling the documentation of the late Khalid and the hospital. We are waiting for our siblings to arrive and if there are no unseen circumstances, the funeral will be held after Zohor,” said Liyana when contacted by Awani.

Khalid, 63, was first appointed by the Congress as its president in 2011 and was reappointed in 2013.