It is with profound sadness that we report the demise of Raja Ashman Sultan Azlan Shah who passed away this morning.
Raja Ashman was a keen supporter for Malaysian hockey and knew the players by name.
It was during halftime in the match between Ireland and Malaysia at the Dublin Olympic Qualifiers ( 17th March ) that he left the VIP seats and sat amongst the Malaysian media so that he could shout encouragement to the Malaysian players.
He was a down to earth royalty and will be deeply missed by all.
May god bless his soul.