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On 10 July, two female siblings died at the Seberang Jaya Hospital in Penang after they suffered almost 100% burns during an incident

The women, G Nirmala Devi and G Malini, were aged 39 and 33, respectively.

On 9 July, Thursday afternoon, they had a quarrel with each other at their Bandar Tasek Mutiara home in Simpang Ampat, South Seberang Perai. Following which, the 39-year-old set herself ablaze by pouring a can of petrol over herself before igniting a lighter, New Straits Times reported yesterday, 11 July.

During the incident, the petrol splashed on the younger sister, who tried to put out the fire.

At about 4.20pm, a team from the Sungai Bakap Fire and Rescue Department arrived at the scene. However, by then the fire had engulfed the main room of the single-storey terrace house.

According to operation officer Azhar Samsudin, they found the sisters trapped inside the house.

“Both suffered burns on various parts of their bodies,” he said.

They were rushed to the Seberang Jaya Hospital for treatment, where they succumbed to their burns the next day. The younger sister died at 5.34am, while the older sister died at 11.43am.

It appears the quarrel between the siblings was about the elder sister going through depression due to her suffering elephantiasis

Three years ago, the elder sister had sought treatment for elephantiasis in Chennai, India.

However, she did not follow-up on her treatment here, according to the Seberang Prai Selatan district police chief Superintendent, who said that the woman had since become depressed.

The siblings would often quarrel, but on Thursday, Nirmala could not deal with Malini’s scolding.

In the incident, several others were suffered minor burns

Among those involved the elder sister’s children, age two and 12.

A 50-year-old Myanmar maid also suffered minor burns. All three of them were rushed to Sungai Bakap Hospital. While the maid has been discharged, the two children are in stable condition.

SAYS

It is generally understood that harassment is a behaviour that should not under any circumstances, be tolerated. Not only is it socially unacceptable, this predatory behavior creates a sense of unease or heightened paranoia for innocent victims who are just trying to get on with their day.

Just recently, reader Ewern Heng shared with WORLD OF BUZZ about a harrowing experience she had while shopping at a sports store here, when she was harassed by another shopper who was seen wearing a cat-print face mask. While casually shopping within the store for about 20 minutes, she realised that she was being tailed by someone.

And what made the whole incident all the more hair-raising is the fact that the man then started meowing at her. At first, her initial instinct was to ignore him and head to another section.

But then it became readily apparent that the man was relentless after he followed her and continued making the same meowing noises, only much louder and much more pronounced this time around. Turning around to confront him, she bravely gave him a piece of her mind.

“Who do you think you are? Do you think this is funny?”

To add further salt to injury, the man managed to leave the store without any repercussions after the whole episode. Apparently, he was even making the meowing noises at the store’s cashiers, causing them much discomfort!

Ewern notes that despite how some people may think this all to be amusing or hilarious to see, there is indeed nothing remotely amusing about harassing vulnerable single women who are out and about, even for the sake of a laugh. Nobody deserves to feel the unsettling paranoia and unease of being quite literally stalked by another person in a public space.

Regardless of your gender, always remember that should you witness such incidents like this happening in public, make it a point to help and intervene or call for assistance from authorities. Harassment, whether sexual or not, should never be deemed acceptable or funny, when it comes at the cost of someone else’s peace of mind or sense of personal safety.

W.O.B

Indulging in your favourite sugar-filled milk tea is fine every once in a while. But having too much of it could lead to many detrimental effects to one’s health. It’s not like you don’t already know this but some people still need the reminder.

You’d think that a worldwide pandemic would stop milk tea lovers from going crazy over the addictive drink. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case for an 18-year-old Tian Tian, who ended up in a five-day coma because of her addiction.

The teenager was so obsessed with milk tea, she ordered up to 100 yuan (RM60) of the sugary drink every day. This unhealthy obsession carried on for one whole month! Tian Tian’s mother said she would drink two cups of milk tea every day during that period, say reports from Sina.

On 2nd May, Tian Tian was sent to Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai after she was discovered unconscious. She was immediately sent to the Emergency Intensive Care Unit (EICU) as tests revealed that her blood sugar levels were 25 times higher than that of a normal person

Reports revealed that Tian Tian’s life was hanging by a thread and she had to depend on a ventilator to breathe after suffering from various health complications including high blood sugar and kidney damages. It was later discovered that she developed symptoms such as nausea, dryness of mouth and polyuria (a frequent urge to urinate) for more than a week before she fell into the coma.

Thankfully, Tian Tian managed to regain consciousness after the troubling five-day period. As a result of all the treatment, she lost a whopping 35kg. She promised the EICU team in Ruijin hospital that she would never drink milk tea again.

Other than her sweet drink obsession, Tian Tian never exercised and weighed 125kg. Unfortunately, Director Lu of the EICU team said this was one of three other cases in which critically ill patients suffered the same condition as Tian Tian. The patients were often overweight and diabetic without knowing it.

W.O.B


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. 

W.O.B

It’s not often you hear news of an elderly person surviving the corona virus, also known as COVID-19.

While being elderly isn’t necessarily the only prerequisite for being vulnerable to the deadly virus, most people of old age tend to have underlying conditions that worsen their chances against COVID-19.

A woman in Spain has defied the odds and survived the coronavirus – at the age of 113.

Maria Branyas is a resident at the Santa Maria del Tura nursing home in the town of Olot in the Catalonia region of Spain.

With the coronavirus placing a firm grip on the country, several residents at the nursing home, where Branyas has lived for the past 20 years, contracted the virus and subsequently died.

Eventually, Branyas fell prey to COVID-19 as well. But her story is much different, and a whole lot brighter than that of her perished, fellow residents.

As soon as she tested positive for COVID-19, she was isolated in her room, where she was attended by only one nursing home staff clad in full protective gear, according to TV3 Catalunya. She had only displayed mild symptoms, which may have contributed to her survival.

“She survived the disease and is doing fine,” a spokesperson for the residence told AFP.

“She feels good now, she took a test last week and the result was negative,” said the spokesperson, without revealing further details.

Her daughter Rosa Moret told TV3 that her mother was “in shape, wanting to talk, to explain, to reflect, she has become herself again”.

But the coronavirus hasn’t been the only thing she has survived.

She was born on March 4, 1907 in San Francisco, California, where her father who was from northern Spain had been working as a journalist.

During World War I, Branyas and her family moved back to Spain by boat. There, not only did she manage to live through World War I, but also the Spanish flu of 1918, which killed a staggering 50 million people across the world and infected over 500 million.

She also survived the Spanish Civil War which lasted from 1936 to 1939. Then came World War II, in which Spain sided with the Axis Powers – Germany and Italy. Well, Branyas survived the atrocities of that war too.

After marrying a doctor, Joan Moret, in 1931, Branyas went on to have three children, eleven grandchildren (one of whom is already 60 years old), and a whopping thirteen great-grandchildren.

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A 72-year-old woman from Kuching was crushed to death in her kitchen when a large concrete slab collapsed on her, reported Astro Awani.

Her son, Ramzi Mohammad Sa’at said just before the incident at 7.45am, his mother, Hajijah Mahtar, woke him up to send his father to the clinic. As soon as he got up, Ramzi suddenly heard a loud crash and immediately went to the kitchen in their Kampung Wawasan Jaya home.

“At that moment I saw my mother was crushed by concrete and immediately called the Fire and Rescue Department for help,” he said, adding that there were six family members at home at the time of the incident.

Petra Jaya Fire and Rescue Chief Azahrul Sahari said he received an emergency call at 7.50am from the victim’s family who had informed them of the incident.

He said that the operation was able to remove the victim from the pile of rubble and was done by 8.35am. However, the victim was confirmed dead by the Sarawak General Hospital paramedics shortly after the rescue operation.

“The victim was pronounced dead at 8.40am and we are still waiting for the police to for further investigation. The victim was also taken to the Forensic Department for autopsy,” he said

According to Azahrul, the structure of the house was very run down and the condition of the soil was believed to be among the factors that collapsed.

W.O.B

We’re officially into the second phase Movement Control Order (MCO). Unfortunately, due to the adamancy of some people, the authorities are forced to take stricter actions. More roadblocks are being set up and more people who can’t seem to follow simple instructions are being arrested.

In a roadblock along Persiaran Suria, a woman was detained after shouting incessantly at police personnel. According to Malaysia Gazette, the woman was one of the hundreds of motorists caught by surprise after police set up a new roadblock along Persiaran Surian to enforce the MCO.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal explained that they had set up the roadblock because many people were still driving far from their home to buy necessities.

In the incident which happened around 9.30am today (31 March), the woman had just reached her house after the extensive roadblocks. The woman who lived in an apartment right opposite the roadblock repeatedly honked for 30 minutes to reach her home faster.

“Hoi stupid idiots! Why are you doing roadblocks till there’s massive jam everywhere!” the woman said.

“She called us idiots. Well, we are idiots who have your safety in our hearts and minds,” Nik Ezanee told the reporters, adding that they will only accept you travelling far to buy your necessities if only ALL the shops in your area were closed.

After about 10 minutes, the woman appeared again and was seen walking towards police to argue about the roadblock that allegedly made it difficult for her to buy her household goods.

However, the policeman on duty requested for her ID and detained her.

We’re not being asked to follow complicated instructions, it’s really simple, just STAY AT HOME! You can’t expect to disobey the law and get away scot-free.

W.O.B.

Motorists in Malaysia are no strangers to stumbling across weird rarities on the roads. Every now and then, there will be a loose cow stranded from its herd, standing right in the middle of the road. Sometimes, we can even find odd-looking roadkill. 

But, what this mother and daughter pair found was something out of the ordinary and very confusing. It was a coconut with nails hammered into it. According to a now-viral Twitter video, the pair was driving around Section 13, Shah Alam when they stumbled across this weird coconut. They claimed to have found it by the divider of the road, near the yellow sign. The girl in the video stated that she wanted to pick up the weird-looking “rock” that was spotted near the Stadium Melawati roundabout. 

However, upon closer inspection, she realised that it was actually a half coconut with three LARGE nails hammered into it.  

Her mum took to Twitter to share this video and to warn fellow motorists regarding this issue. She warned that it may be the latest technique used on the road to attack other drivers. However, she couldn’t comprehend what was the motive behind this coconut. She further stated in a reply tweet that she would file a police complaint regarding this matter.

Her tweet received over 16,000 retweets with many users expressing their opinions. Twitter users expressed their concerns over road safety and demanded a safer road for commuters.

Users even shared their tips on how to avoid these kinds of situations in the future and things to look out for.

WOB

SERDANG – A 47-year-old man has been arrested over the murder of a woman in a parking lot in Puchong.

Serdang OCPD Asst Comm Ismadi Borhan said the suspect, who is the woman’s ex-husband, was arrested in Genting Highlands at about 2am yesterday (Feb 20).

“The woman was a Chinese national with a Permanent Resident status. Her family members – her daughter and younger sister – have identified the body at Serdang Hospital,” he said when contacted.

Post-mortem on the body, added ACP Ismadi, showed the cause of death to be multiple wounds from a sharp object.

“There were wounds on her neck and head, and on the front as well the back of her body. We believe the murder weapon to be a knife,” he said, adding that the suspect had been put on remand until Feb 26.

“We are ruling out theft as a motive as the victim’s belongings were not missing,” he said. ACP Ismadi also urged anyone with information to contact the Serdang district police headquarters at 03-8074 2222 or the nearest police station.

The body of the woman, in her 50s, was found in a pool of blood in a parking lot in Pusat Bandar Puchong Jaya at about 10.20pm on Wednesday.

AsiaOne

The man didn’t stop driving when a woman blocked his way, so she hopped onto the bonnet of his Mercedes Benz.

The sight on Friday (Jan 10) afternoon surprised other motorists on the road who recorded the incident on their mobile phones and dashboard cameras.

In one of the clips circulating on social media, the woman was seen stepping in front of a car that had pulled to a stop on the leftmost lane along Rochor Road.

Despite his warning honk, the woman continued to stand in the driver’s way and banged on the bonnet to ask him to stop.

When she was pushed backwards as he drove on at a slow speed, she decided to hop onto the car’s bonnet.

The Mercedes drove off with the woman hanging on its front windscreen, surprising other motorists as it travelled further down the road to Bugis Junction, as shown in another clip shared on Reddit.

It is unclear how far the car had travelled that way.

The bizarre scene had netizens calling the driver out for driving recklessly. Some said that he should’ve called the police for assistance while others wondered if the woman was trying to scam the driver by faking an accident.

AsiaOne has contacted the police for comment.

Last year, a 34-year-old man was sentenced to 11 weeks’ jail and disqualified from driving for two years for a rash act that endangered life.

He had driven off at speeds up to 70kmh with his lover’s husband hanging onto his front windscreen for more than seven kilometres in Kovan.

AsiaOne

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