A 23-year-old bride-to-be has died during a cosmetic surgical procedure conducted by an unlicensed medical practitioner in Kuala Lumpur
According to Sin Chew Daily, the deceased, Coco Siew Zhi Shing, was planning on getting married next year to her long-time boyfriend in South Africa and came home to Malaysia for liposuction surgery of her arms in preparation of the wedding.
Siew’s brother told the Chinese daily that she found the beauty salon on the Internet and paid RM2,500 for the surgical procedure.
He said that she went accompanied by a friend to the beauty salon in Cheras for her appointment at 2.30pm on Saturday, 17 October.
Siew received an anaesthetic injection upon arriving at the clinic. However, according to the friend who went with her, the surgeon became visibly flustered within half an hour of the operation.
Sensing something amiss, Siew’s friend immediately called an ambulance and rushed Siew to the hospital. Unfortunately, she was unable to be resuscitated and was pronounced dead at 5pm.
After finding out what had happened, Siew’s brother said his family immediately made a police report against the beauty salon and its practitioner
He said the 23-year-old beauty practitioner also visited the hospital on Saturday night after hearing about her client’s death when his family apprehended her.
“Under our repeated questioning, the person in charge of the beauty salon revealed that her salon did not have an aesthetic clinic licence. The place was operating under an ordinary beauty salon licence, and the aesthetic doctor, as she claimed she was, who performed the operation on my sister did not have a professional aesthetic medical licence either,” he said.
He also told China Press that after the incident, he did a simple check of the beauty salon online and found that the business was registered as a beauty product wholesaler by the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) and was obviously doing all her beauty and cosmetic procedures illegally.
“I hope my sister’s experience will serve as a warning to other young women so that a tragedy like this won’t happen again.”
In memory of Siew, the brother added that she had always been healthy and placed great importance on her figure as a professional model
It was reported by the Chinese dailies that Siew started her modelling career at the age of 16 when she won the Asia New Star Model Contest in Petaling Jaya as a Form 4 student in 2013.
A close friend of Siew’s, a Facebook user named Ke Xin, has also since taken to social media to write a dedication in her memory which went viral overnight, being shared over 24,000 times.
“We got to know each other at 13 years old in school and you were already then so tall and beautiful, and was always the talk of the school,” her friend wrote, adding that Siew was not just a pretty face but also had a kind heart and would always stand up for her when she was bullied in school or lent her clothes to dress up for an occasion.
“When I heard that you found your true love and was planning to get married next year, I was so happy and excited for you. I told myself that I had to work hard to save the money to attend your wedding in South Africa. I was really looking forward to that,” she said.
“But now, I can’t accept this news. How could you leave me like this?”
“For the girls who love chasing perfection, I hope you will be more cautious and responsible in choosing a clinic. I’m so sorry this happened to her. I hope the one who did wrong takes responsibility for this,” she added.
The results of Siew’s post-mortem is not yet known and the police are currently investigating the unlicensed beauty salon
However, according to China Press, the beautician has since deleted all her social media pages and has yet to apologise or admit a mistake.
Siew’s brother said that he saw the salon’s Facebook and Instagram accounts before they were deleted and noted that dozens of women have been there before for surgery.
The beauty salon started in 2012 in Kuantan, Pahang before moving to Selangor in 2018.
From the chat record between his sister and the beauty salon, he said the salon was popular and she had trouble booking an appointment because there was always limited slots available.
A screenshot of the business’ website as sighted by SAYS also shows that the beautician was offering many other surgical procedures, priced between RM1,500 to RM6,800, that can legally only be conducted by a licensed medical practitioner.
The owners of the beauty salon have since been arrested
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.