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The whole world has received ample warnings about what can and cannot be done while the Covid-19 virus is still active around us. Yet, many choose to disregard the standard operating procedures (SOP) set by the government and authorities to ensure their people’s safety.

One of the rules for avoiding the Covid-19 virus is that people should practice social distancing and avoid gatherings, but one pair of parents chose not to adhere to the SOP which cost them the life of their newborn baby.

As according to Tribunnews, the poor newborn baby died at 40-days-old in Pamekasan, Indonesia, after it had contracted the coronavirus. It was reported that the baby had been born healthy, but due to the negligence of the baby’s parents, the baby’s health began deteriorating.

The poor baby’s parents had apparently allowed neighbours to visit and hold the baby after they had returned home from the hospital when the baby was born. A few weeks later, the baby was ridden with a fever, coughs and shortness of breath.

Medical practitioners identified the cause of the baby’s struggles as the Covid-19 virus and believe that the baby contracted the virus at 28 days old.

Both parents tested negative for the virus, which led medical teams to believe that the baby contracted the virus from one of the neighbours that held the baby.

According to Mayo Clinic, infants below the age of one are at a higher risk of severe illness with the Covid-19 virus as their immune systems are still immature and their airways are smaller, making them more likely to develop breathing issues with respiratory virus infections.

Hence, parents should protect their babies and infants by ensuring that their babies are kept far away from others, at least while the coronavirus is still actively circulating in the community.


About one week ago, 99 people in Terengganu were reported to be victims of food poisoning after consuming ‘puding buih’ purchased from an online vendor on 22 May. The product contained expired eggs which unfortunately led to the death of one of the victims.

The 25-year-old woman, died today (3 June) at 10.40am, according to Malay Mail. She had been admitted to the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital (HSNZ) on 24 May and was being treated in the intensive care unit for 10 days before succumbing to the sickness.

State Health director Dr Nor Azimi Yunus said the cause of death was septicaemia shock and multiple organ failure.

The 99 people that had consumed the ‘puding buih’ were treated at HSNZ and other healthcare facilities after experiencing diarrhoea, vomiting and fever. The victims were from 20 families of which 77 come from Kuala Terengganu and 22 from Marang.

On 31 May, the Ministry of Health said in a Tweet that the source of food poisoning came from the usage of expired eggs that were over two weeks past the expiry date. The trader involved had used the expired eggs to make the ‘puding buih’.

Make sure that your eggs aren’t expired before consuming them or using them in your cooking. 


A pregnant elephant died the most horrific death on 27 May when she ate a pineapple filled with firecrackers that was fed to her allegedly by some locals in Kerala, India.

The firecrackers exploded in her mouth, injuring her severely and inevitably led to her death. The heartbreaking incident was made known to a forest officer in northern Kerala’s Malapupuram district who narrated the incident on Facebook.

Mohan Krishnan, who was part of the Rapid Response Team to rescue the elephant, shared that the wild elephant had wandered into a nearby village to find food and was given the pineapple filled with firecrackers by some of the locals there, reported India Today.

“When the pineapple she ate exploded, she must have been shocked not thinking about herself, but about the child she was going to give birth to in 18 to 20 months.”

The elephant’s mouth and tongue were severely injured as she walked around the village still hungry and in extreme pain. Krishan said she could not eat anything due to her injuries.

“She didn’t harm a single human being even when she ran in searing pain in the streets of the village,” he said.

“She didn’t crush a single home. This is why I said, she is full of goodness.”

Eventually, the elephant made her way to the Velliyar River where she stood with her mouth and trunk in the water, assumingly to relief some of the pain. Krishnan said she was probably trying to prevent her wounds from festering due to flies and other insects.

The rescue team brought two captive elephants, Surendran and Neelakanthan, to aid them in getting the injured elephant out of the river, reported NDTV.

“But I think she had a sixth sense. She didn’t let us do anything,” Krishnan said.

Several hours passed as they attempted to rescue the elephant but to no avail. At 4pm, the elephant died while standing in the water. Her carcass was then put onto a truck and brought into the forest where she was cremated.

“She needs to be given the farewell she deserves. For that, we took her inside the forest in a lorry. She lay there on firewood, in the land she played and grew up,” Krishnan said.

“The doctor who did her post-mortem told me that she was not alone. I could sense his sadness though the expression on his face was not visible due to his mask.”

“We cremated her in a pyre there. We bowed before her and paid our last respects.”

This is not the first time elephants have been treated poorly to the point of death. Some have been used as slaves and die from pure exhaustion while others are shot dead. This has to stop!


An eight-year-old girl has died after suffering hornet stings while she was playing out with her brother and friends in Dungun on Saturday

She along with her six-year-old brother was stung by hornets in an incident at Felda Kerteh 4 in Dungun, Kuala Terengganu on Saturday, 30 May. The kids were playing at a hill near their home.

According to a Bernama report, the brother, Muhamad Azib, rushed into the house at around 3pm to his mother, Rohayu Mat Lazim, in pain and with swellings on his body.

“He came to tell me that his sister had been stung badly,” Rohayu was quoted as saying.

The mother said she took both the kids to the Ketengah Jaya Clinic.

They were then referred to the Dungun Hospital, and at 8pm, they were transferred to the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital (HSNZ), according to the mother, who said that her daughter was very weak at the time.

The girl, identified as Nur Nazihah Mohd Sabri, died at 1.30am, 31 May

Nur Nazihah reportedly suffered 65 hornet stings.

“She died due to internal organ failure from toxins released by the hornet stings,” Terengganu Health director Dr Nor Azimi Yunus was quoted as saying by Bernama today, 31 May.

According to the mother, doctors at HSNZ had informed her that Nur Nazihah’s internal organs had been affected, while her son’s condition was stable and improving.

During the incident yesterday, Nur Nazihah had gotten stuck at a fence

“I don’t know how they could have gone there to play as my husband and I have time and again reminded them to avoid the area,” said the mother of five, adding that at the time of the incident, while other children managed to escape, her daughter got stung as she got stuck at a fence.


A 20-year-old woman, said to be a victim of cyberbullying, was found dead at her home in Penang on Tuesday, 19 May

According to New Straits Times, she was found hanged in her home in Bukit Tengah.

The victim’s brother called her at 9.30pm, but she did not answer. It forced him to break into her room and he found her unresponsive.

She was rushed to a nearby hospital, but was declared dead by the doctors.

It is revealed that the victim, R Thivya Nayagi, died by suicide after a TikTok video of her with a co-worker went viral on Facebook.

The video was filmed by Thivya, which featured her with her Nepali colleague. They worked in a 7-Eleven store together.

However, the video was re-shared by several fake Facebook accounts with malicious captions, including one account with 70,000 followers called ‘Joker Oruvan’.

The victim’s elder sister, R Logeswari, told New Straits Times that her sister had been receiving mean comments on the Internet because Thivya was spotted with a foreign worker in the video.

“The post had been widely shared by netizens who continue to make derogatory remarks, suggesting that she was ‘an easy character’,” said Logeswari.

“Thivya did not only suffer from cyberbullying but people started to recognise her from the video.

“Although we know the truth of her relationship with the boy in the video, yet she was feeling down over the things being said about her,” the sister added.

Social activist David Marshel, who is currently helping the family, said Thivya is believed to have taken her own life after feeling humiliated by netizens’ comments, reported Malaysiakini.

Logeswari said her sister’s passing shocked the whole family because Thivya had always known to be brave and outspoken

“Now we have lost our sister because someone wants to be famous on social media,” she said, adding that they had just lost their mother last year.

Logeswari said Thivya had asked the fake accounts to remove the video, but her request was ignored.

David said the account that instigated the cyberbullying has since been deactivated after Thivya’s death became public knowledge.

A police report has been lodged by Thivya’s brother and David has helped the family to file a report to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) yesterday, 20 May

“We hope the MCMC will take firm action against this Facebook account, which slandered a complete stranger to the point of causing death,” said David, who is also the Malaysian Tamilar Kural president.

“It is also saddening that the Facebook account’s administrator refused to entertain the family’s explanation and their request to remove the video.

“We hope the MCMC will see this case as a precedent for taking stern action against Facebook accounts that only slander people.”

Asking for help is not a sign of weakness.If you or anyone you know may be at risk of suicide, please call Befrienders at +603-76272929 or via Skype with the ID ‘BefKL Skype 1’.


If you’re a regular user of the Internet, a function that you should be extremely familiar with is the Copy-Cut-Paste. It basically did my assignments more than I ever did! This simple function has saved so many lives, we are forever thankful for the brains behind the iconic function, Larry Tesler. Unfortunately, Larry passed away on Monday (Feb 17th) at the age of 74.

I’m sure most of us have never heard of him before today despite using his invention almost on a daily basis. A computer scientist, Larry has worked with many tech industry giants like XEROX, Apple, Amazon and Yahoo! just to name a few. In 1973, Larry and his colleague Tim Mott developed the basic functionality of copy and paste as a way to make computer use easier and more interactive.

After leaving Xerox, he joined Apple and rose through the ranks to become the Vice President of Apple Newton Group and also the chief scientist within the advanced technology group. While he’s most famous for the invention of the copy-cut-paste function, that wasn’t his only achievement! He led the research on developing the Apple Newton which was the predecessor for the tablet computer. Oh, and if you’ve ever wondered where did the term browser came from, Larry Tesler was the one to coin the term by creating a Smalltalk code browser.

After leaving Apple and Yahoo!, as of 2009, he was an independent consultant and lived with his wife in the Silicon Valley area with his wife. The cause of his death wasn’t immediately available.

Larry Tesler was an innovative inventor who created a function that helped so many people on a daily basis across multiple devices. So far, 2020 hasn’t been a favorable year with us losing so many legends.


Young child dies in Bayan Lepas blaze

January 10, 2020 | News | No Comments

BALIK PULAU: A family was overcome with grief when their six-year old daughter perished in a fire which engulfed their double-storey house in Taman Lip Sin in Bayan Lepas here.

Almost 60% of the property was destroyed in the blaze which started from the top floor.

The fire spread quickly, owing to the high humidity, to an extent that it took only minutes to reach the ground floor.

Firemen who arrived at the scene at around 4.20pm managed to contain the blaze but were unable to save the child who was believed to have been trapped on the top floor.

State Fire and Rescue Department operations officer Shamsol Alam Man confirmed the incident and said that a detailed investigation would be carried out.

State welfare committee chairman Phee Boon Poh expressed his condolences on the incident on social media.


A two-month-old baby from Jakarta, Indonesia died after her mother fed her two teaspoons of banana.

According to KidSpot, the 27-year-old mother did not know that babies younger than four to six months old cannot eat solid food and unknowingly fed her twin girls two teaspoons of banana each.

The following morning, she discovered that the older twin had died and immediately took the newborn girl to a clinic with her husband. The clinic called the police, who took the woman in for questioning.

Police determined that there weren’t any signs of foul play in the baby’s death, and during the autopsy, a banana slice was reportedly found in the baby’s respiratory tract.

The woman told the police that she didn’t know solid foods could not be given to babies younger than four to six months old as their digestive system is still underdeveloped.

“Her twin is alright, but the elder sister choked, maybe it was her fate?” the woman said.

“I only gave them two baby spoons each, it is not like I force fed them the whole banana.”

Police spokesperson, Erick Sitepu said that it was at 8pm that the baby’s mother attempted to give them banana as weaning food using a spoon before she was going to be put to bed.

Although it is a criminal offence in Indonesia when there is a death caused by negligence, the police are currently viewing the baby’s death as “purely accidental”.


While it’s perfectly normal for gamers to get caught up in the moment when they’re gaming, we seriously doubt that ‘chicken dinner’ is worth losing your life.

A 20-year-old man recently passed away after he accidentally drank detergent instead of water because he was too focused on playing PUBG on his phone.

According to Oriental Daily, the young man, who went by the name of Saurabh Yadav, was reportedly travelling with his friend, Santosh Sharma, on an express train from Madhya Pradesh to Agra, India. To pass time on the journey, the man whipped out his phone and started playing PUBG but soon grew thirsty.

With his eyes still glued intensely to the screen, Yadav reached into Sharma’s bag and pulled out a can of liquid. He opened the can without looking at the label and drank the unidentified substance, thinking that it was water or a flavoured drink.

Soon after, Yadav began to feel as though his organs were burning and quickly looked at the “water” he just ingested. He was shocked to discover that the can was actually filled with cleaning detergent!

In a flurry of panic, Sharma and his other friends called out for help but the train was moving at full speed and they were told that the moving vehicle would only stop at its planned destination.

Unfortunately, by the time they reached Agra, Yadav had passed away from poisoning. When questioned by authorities about why he carried cleaning detergent with him, Sharma revealed that he was a jeweller and needed the solution to clean silverware regularly. However, Yadav’s family still believes that his friend deliberately let their son ingest the liquid, fully knowing that it would poison him.


SUNGAI PETANI: A 19-year-old medical student at a private university here died after falling from the fourth floor of the institution’s library, today.

The Penang youth’s remains were found on the ground floor by students who had heard a loud thump in the area at about 3.30pm.

The teen had died from severe injuries to the head.

It is learnt that the student was a bright scholar with no problems with regard to school fee payment.

“However, the student had been contacted by his father one hour before the incident. The teen’s family had wanted to hand over some of his clothes and a necklace.

“They had agreed to meet (at the university) today,” said Kuala Muda police chief Assistant Commissioner Adzli Abu Shah.

Further investigation revealed that the student was to sit for an examination tomorrow, and police are trying to determine if he was experiencing undue stress, he added.

According to Adzli, the case, as of now, is classified as “sudden death”.