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Girl who choked on piece of bread dies

KUALA LUMPUR, A two-year-old girl, who fell unconscious after choking on a piece of bread, died at the Selayang Hospital here on Thursday, four days after being admitted to the hospital.

Gombak Police chief ACP Samsor Maarof when confirming the matter said the police received a report on the incident from a medical officer at the hospital.

He said the medical officer informed that the girl, who allegedly choked on a piece of bread at the house of a babysitter in Selayang, was unconscious when she arrived at the hospital at about 10 am on Monday.

At the emergency ward, the medical officer found a piece of bread during the resuscitation process.

“The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital at 10.39 am on Thursday,” he said when contacted here today.

Samsor said a post-mortem revealed that the girl died of hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE) with multiple organ failure.

He said HIE could occur if the victim did not get enough oxygen and blood flowing to the brain and the case was being investigated under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Government to focus on addressing Batek tribe health issues

PUTRAJAYA, The main focus of the Pakatan Harapan government today is to address the health issues faced by the Batek tribe of the Orang Asli community in Kuala Koh, Gua Musang.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy in his statement today said he was working closely with the Health Ministry in addressing the matter.

The Pakatan Harapan government is studying ways to address this issue, along with other issues such as health and economic opportunities for the Batek tribe and other Orang Asli communities, he said.

Waytha Moorthy added that strong measures in addressing other issues of the Batek tribe to be implemented once the situation in Kuala Koh stabilised.

He was referring to the answer given in the Parliament on July 4, on the low achievement of the Batek tribe community.

These statistics reflect that the community has been marginalised, he said.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Civil Defence quick action saves breathless hiker teen

ALOR SETAR, Quick action by members of the Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM) in Padang Terap, near here, helped save the life of a Form Five student who in the midst of her hiking trip today suffered from breathing difficulties.

The victim, Siti Nurashima Rusli, 17, had begun her hike up Bukit 8888 in Pokok Sena at 5.30pm with several other friends, but at the height of 198.8 metres found herself struggling to breathe properly.

The APM operations centre received a distress call before three unit members rushed up to the hill.

They arrived at the location at 6.55pm, Padang Terap district APM officer Lieutenant Shukri Shuib said.

They immediately administered early treatment which helped stabilise the victim before she was brought down on a stretcher, he said in a statement.

Shukri said the victim was brought to the Kuala Nerang hospital for further treatment.

The hike was not part of any school activity, he said.

The group of teenagers organised the hike as part of a group outing, he added.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Civil Defence quick action saves breathless hiker teen

ALOR SETAR, Quick action by members of the Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM) in Padang Terap, near here, helped save the life of a Form Five student who in the midst of her hiking trip today suffered from breathing difficulties.

The victim, Siti Nurashima Rusli, 17, had begun her hike up Bukit 8888 in Pokok Sena at 5.30pm with several other friends, but at the height of 198.8 metres found herself struggling to breathe properly.

The APM operations centre received a distress call before three unit members rushed up to the hill.

They arrived at the location at 6.55pm, Padang Terap district APM officer Lieutenant Shukri Shuib said.

They immediately administered early treatment which helped stabilise the victim before she was brought down on a stretcher, he said in a statement.

Shukri said the victim was brought to the Kuala Nerang hospital for further treatment.

The hike was not part of any school activity, he said.

The group of teenagers organised the hike as part of a group outing, he added.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

MOTAC: A satisfying experience doesnt come from five-star rating

IPOH, A good TripAdvisor review doesn’t come from a hotel’s five-star status, instead, what will make a hotel stay memorable is knowledgeable staff, especially if they have an excellent awareness of the best local attractions, said Deputy Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister, Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik.

Don’t think because you have five stars you will get a good evaluation on TripAdvisor, because even a three- or four-star hotel can get a more OK review and rating.

“Go beyond the room, don’t just focus on the hotel, survey your surroundings, don’t just ask them to eat at the hotel but tell them about the best places to visit as well, he said after officiating the Perak Tourism Business Opportunity Seminar today which was also attended by state Tourism, Arts and Culture Committee chairman, Tan Kar Hing.

The seminar joined by people active in the tourism industry provided technical knowledge and information on business financing services among other things.

Muhammad Bakhtiar said Perak has a lot to offer tourists and many good destinations like Lenggong’s Bukit Bunuh where a meteorite dating back 1.83 million years was found and Perak Man, a complete human skeleton dating to the Palaeolithic period.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

ASEAN Mall to serve as one-stop centre for halal products

PATTANI, The ASEAN Mall will serve as one-stop centre for promoting halal products from ASEAN member countries to penetrate the international market.

Costing 300 million baht, the 9,600-square metre mall, which incorporates the concept of waqf (endowment) and commercial, is expected to commence operations in October this year.

The mall, a Madinah Assalam Pattani project, is a collaboration between Uniti Asia Group, Pattani Holdings and Islamic Cooperative aimed at advancing the economy in southern Thailand, especially in Pattani.

Uniti Asia Group president Datuk Jamal Mohd Amin said the mall would serve as a platform offering business opportunities to Malaysian and Thai entrepreneurs to market halal products to penetrate the international market.

Food and other products from ASEAN countries will be marketed here as it will serve as one-stop centre for member countries’ signature products, to help both local and ASEAN entrepreneurs.

We are in the midst of carrying out networking efforts to attract more entrepreneurs from ASEAN member countries including Indonesia, Philippines and Laos to market their products at the mall, he told reporters here today.

Meanwhile, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Fuziah Salleh said the Malaysia Islamic Economic Development Foundation (YaPEIM) would play its role in ensuring the success of the mall by bringing in entrepreneurs to market their products.

This is a good business opportunity for entrepreneurs to penetrate local and international halal markets.

With the ASEAN Mall, visitors don’t have to go to different locations to get products from member countries as majority of them can be found here, said Fuziah who witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in conjunction with the pre-launch of the ASEAN Mall in Pattani earlier.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Suara Rakyat Secretariat protest: Police to call Lokman

KUALA LUMPUR, Police will call UMNO Supreme Council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam to give his statement regarding the illegal protest organised by Suara Rakyat Secretariat in the city today.

Dang Wangi Police chief ACP Mohd Fahmi Visuvanathan Abdullah said the protest was held without any notice given to the police as required under Section 9 (1) of the Peaceful Act 2012.

He said the protest, which began a little after 5 pm near Sogo shopping complex on Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman here, was participated by about 30 protestors.

Throughout the protest, the police had deployed a sufficient number of policemen to prevent untoward incidents, he said when contacted.

The protest lasted peacefully 30 minutes before Lokman and his supporters left the scene at 6 pm.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)