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"I watched my husband and three of my children die" - Som Yai

GUA MUSANG, June 14 (Bernama) -- “I was not even done grieving my husband, and then my children were gone too,” a devastated Som Yai, who lost her husband and three of her children from the mysterious illness that has gripped Kuala Koh, here, said today. 

Relating her sorrowful story, Som, in her 50s, said it was heartbreaking to watch her husband, Hamdan Keladi, turning into a bag of bones before dying in her arms. 

"He started losing weight, was feverish, breathless and was vomiting…I was so sad to see him that way,” she said, restraining her tears as she spoke to reporters in Felda Aring 10, here today. 

Som was not even given time to mourn Hamdan's passing, as barely a week later her will was tested again when two of her children fell ill with the same symptoms before dying on the same day. 

Her daughter, Laila Hamdan in her 30s, died at 8am followed by her son, Romi, 29, some 8 hours later. 

Four days later, she lost another son, Din, 18.

“I am so heartbroken…I think of the suffering they (husband and children) went through. We had tried everything (to save them).....

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High time to review salary and benefits of low-ranked police officers - Abd Rahim


KUANTAN, June 14 (Bernama) -- Bukit Aman Police Management Director Datuk Abd Rahim Jaafar said the police are in the midst of reviewing the salary and benefits for low-ranked police officers to help them cope and manage the pressures of life.

 
 

Woman loses RM14,600 in Tabung Haji savings to scam


KUANTAN, June 14 (Bernama) -- A 54-year-old woman was duped into parting with her Tabung Haji savings of RM14,600 after two people posing as police officers made her believed that she was involved in money laundering.

 
 

Kelantan RTD records 1,125 offences committed by motorists in 'Op HRA 2019'


KOTA BHARU, June 14 (Bernama) -- The Kelantan Road Transport Department (RTD) has recorded a total of 1,125 cases involving various traffic offences during the two-week ‘Op Hari Raya Aidilfitri (HRA) 2019’ held from May 29.

 
 

RSK Taman Kemumin first home to receive BeSS recognition


KOTA BHARU, June 13 (Bernama) -- Rumah Seri Kenangan (RSK) Taman Kemumin in Pengkalan Chepa here is the first Old Folks Home in the country to receive the Clean, Safe and Healthy (BeSS-Bersih, Selamat and Sihat) recognition.

 
 

Lorry driver dies while waiting for turn at cement factory


GOPENG, June 13 (Bernama) -- A lorry driver died while waiting for his turn to have his lorry loaded with cement at a factory in Kota Bharu here, this afternoon.

 
 

Terengganu govt to arrange trip for parents to visit son in Egypt - Exco


KUALA TERENGGANU, June 13 (Bernama) --The Terengganu state government will bear the expenses to enable a couple to visit their son, an Al Azhar University student, who is now in critical condition at the Safarat Hospital in Egypt.

 
 

Woman hurt after husband suspects her of having an affair


KUANTAN, June 13 (Bernama) -- Police have arrested a man following a report lodged by a 29-woman woman who claimed she was assaulted by her husband when he suspected her of having an affair.

 
 

Kelantan urges public to observe prohibition order for entry into Batek areas - Ahmad Yakob


KOTA BHARU, June 13 (Bernama) -- The Kelantan government has urged all parties to respect and obey the order for prohibition of entry into the Batek Orang Asli settlement in Kuala Koh, Gua Musang.

 
 

Two men detained for drug possession in Lipis


KUANTAN, June 13 (Bernama) -- A man was detained with ganja and heroin estimated to be worth RM900 in a hut in a rubber estate in Kampung Mela, Kuala Lipis in Lipis yesterday.

 
 

RM350,000 allocated to repair damaged facilities in Pulau Kapas


MARANG, June 12 (Bernama) -- A total of RM350,000 has been allocated for the repair and maintenance of the facilities in Pulau Kapas to provide better image and attract more tourists to the resort island.

 
 
 

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Throwing caution to the wind over cockles

 
     

12 packages of Pan Borneo Highway in Sabah to be completed by June 2022

 
     

Port Dickson MP holds Deepavali Open House on Friday

 
     

Shafie aims for Sabah's oil royalty claims to be settled by next year

 
     
 
     
 

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