Post mortem results have shown that the deaths of six people at Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA) in Kuala Lumpur last year were actually caused by heatstrokes, not drug overdose.


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University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) forensic pathology department head, Dr. Nadesan, recently unveiled that the deaths at FMF Asia 2014, which also happen to be center of controversy surrounding the festival and the entire festival/concert scene in Asia, was caused by heat-strokes, and not drug overdose, as initially declared by the police.

Dr. Nadesan says that the deceased tested positive for Ecstacy and MDMA but the quantities found in the bodies were too low to have caused a death by overdose.

“I was surprised because when I came in, the impression created from the police announcement was that they had taken large doses of drugs,” says Nadesan. “The autopsy and clinical findings were not on par with drug overdose. The police had no grounds to say it was. It was a wrong assumption.”

The hype around the deaths at FMFA caused several Asian concerts/festivals to be canceled due to hazard of drug abuse, such as Life In Colour Festival.

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