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TELUK INTAN, Malaysia – Three women died when their car was rammed by a lorry at KM32 of Jalan Langkap-Kampar here.

Hilir Perak OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Marzukhi Mohd Mokhtar said the deceased included a 38-year-old woman, who was 35 weeks pregnant, a housewife, 19, and a pensioner, 62.

ACP Mohd Marzukhi, who withheld the names of the victims, said the housewife died on the spot while the other two died in the hospital, following the incident around 10.50am on Tuesday (Sept 3).

“The pensioner is the aunt of the housewife and neighbour to the pregnant woman.

“An eight-month-old baby girl who was in the car suffered light injuries.

“The 36-year-old lorry driver is unharmed,” he said in a statement on Tuesday (Sept 3).

ACP Mohd Marzukhi said both the car and lorry were headed towards Kampar from Langkap prior to the incident near the junction, where the Desa Tanjung Keramat clinic is located.

“The lorry rammed into the back of the car while making a right turn at the junction.

“The impact caused the car to spin around before crashing into a four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle, which was heading in the opposite direction, and fell into a ditch.

“The lorry also crashed into another car that was following behind the 4WD before it too fell into a ditch on the right side of the road,” he added.

ACP Mohd Marzukhi said the 43-year-old driver of the 4WD was unharmed while his passenger, also 43, injured his nose.

He said the lorry driver has been arrested.

The case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act for reckless driving causing death.


A young Hong Kong woman has admitted throwing corrosive acid in a stranger’s face because she thought he was old, fat, short and ugly.

The High Court heard Ng Lai-fong, who is 26 and unemployed, was caught a month after the attack on April 12 last year – as she was about to pour a bottle of hydrochloric acid over the same man for a second time.

Lam asked if Ng needed anything. But instead of replying, she suddenly pulled a glass bottle from her bag, hurled its contents in his face and ran away.

Lam immediately felt pain and heat on his face and saw that his clothes were giving off fumes. He called police.

A subsequent medical examination at Caritas Hospital found that the chemical damaged both Lam’s eyes, including causing injuries to his corneas.

He was in hospital for four days.

But he did not know what had brought about the attack, as he could not recall having met Ng before the attack. He also told investigators he did not have grudges with anyone or owe any debt.

A month later, on May 6, a worker at a shop neighbouring Lam’s noticed a woman nearby with long black hair, black clothes and large circular earrings – similar to Ng’s attire on the day of the attack, as captured on security footage.

A security guard called police, who stopped Ng on the same floor and found that she was carrying a bottle of pale yellow liquid containing hydrochloric acid at a concentration of 32 per cent.

Upon arrest, Ng admitted: “Yes, that day I used corrosive acid to splash on him. I came today because I wanted to splash corrosive acid on him one more time.”

She later told investigators she remembered Lam since he had told a fortune for her after she bought a bracelet from him.

She said she had a personal grudge against him, adding that he was old, fat, short and ugly.

Judging the injuries she caused herself during the first attack to be “too minor”, she believed Lam’s injuries to be “not serious enough”, and so planned a second attack.

“The accused made it clear that her target was Lam’s head,” the prosecutor said.

A government chemist who analysed the bottle seized from Ng, containing 430ml of liquid, found that it carried highly corrosive acid capable of causing severe skin burns and permanent visual damage.

Her latest psychiatric assessment, in February, revealed she was schizophrenic.

The former waitress pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count of throwing corrosive fluid with intent and another of attempting to throw corrosive fluid.

Madam Justice Esther Toh Lye-ping adjourned sentencing to September 23, pending reports on Ng’s background and psychiatric condition to see if a hospital order is necessary. Throwing corrosive fluid is punishable by life imprisonment.

The assault took place at a shop run by Lam Shing-yip, 56, at the Dragon Centre mall in Sham Shui Po.

Senior public prosecutor Gary Leung Yuk-hang said Lam had been working as usual on April 12 when Ng entered his seventh-floor shop wearing a mask and carrying a black bag.


A woman killed herself when a traditional fundraising feast that she hosted did not receive enough cash gifts, Malaysia Nanban reported.

The woman was estranged from her husband and had been living alone in Madurai city in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

It was reported that she would host a moi virundhu (a crowdfunding feast) every two years and use the income from it for her money lending business.

She had expected to collect about four million rupees (S$77,267). however, the amount only came up to just about RM70,000 (S$23,021).

Frustrated over this, the woman hanged herself in her home.

The moi virundhu is a tradition in south India. In the olden days, it was done during hard times so that the burden is shared among the folk in the village.

Those attending the feast would pay for the communal meal.

However, the concept has evolved in recent years into a money-making endeavour mainly seen during the month of Aadi in the Hindu calendar.


We’ve probably all attempted a mad dash past closing train doors at MRT stations.

In a video clip that has surfaced on Facebook on Wednesday (Aug 28), two female passengers could be seen running into a train about to depart Little India station.

One of them made it, but the doors closed before the second woman could enter.

Even with the doors slammed shut, she tried to muscle her way into the train carriage.

While the passenger succeeded in prying the platform screen doors open with her bare hands, the train doors proved to be too difficult for her to overcome.

The woman then became trapped between the two sets of doors.

Realising that she was in trouble, a train station staff member and several train passengers rushed to the doors to try and free her.

Moments later, she squeezed herself into the carriage as the train doors let up.

The incident appeared to have interfered with the door alignment, as both sets of doors opened for a second time.

A crowd then gathered near the doors to check out the commotion as the train stalled for about a minute.

After viewing the clip, Facebook users were quick to criticise the woman’s actions which could have endangered her own life and caused trouble for others.

PHOTO: Facebook screengrab
PHOTO: Facebook screengrab

She may have been lucky enough to have escaped unscathed, but her attempt to catch the departing train caused a delay in everyone’s journey.

Ms Tammy Tan, senior vice president of corporate communications at SBS Transit told AsiaOne that the incident took place at Downtown Line’s Little India station on Monday (Aug 26) at 3.30pm.

“The passenger used her hands to block the platform screen doors from closing fully. As a result, they started to retract as the system detected the obstruction.”

“As the commuter attempted to squeeze through the closed train doors, a staff onboard activated an emergency device which enabled the train doors to reopen fully so that the passenger could enter the train.”

The entire episode happened in a span of 20 seconds.

Ms Tan added, “For safety reasons, commuters must not attempt such actions. This is extremely dangerous and could result in serious injury. It could also result in a service disruption as well as cause damage to public property.”


Sukabumi Police have arrested a woman for allegedly hiring four hitmen to murder her husband and stepson.

The husband, Edi Candra Purnama, 54, and stepson, M. Adi Pradana, 23, were found inside a burned-out car on Jl. Cidahu-Parakansalak, West Java, on Sunday.

Residents only noticed the corpses, which reportedly had been placed inside the car after the murder, once the fire had died down.

The woman, identified as AK, was arrested in Jakarta on Monday night. Another suspect, allegedly one of the hitmen, identified as KV, was undergoing treatment at Pertamina Hospital in Jakarta, police said without elaborating.

Sukabumi Police chief Sr. Adj. Comr. Nasriadi alleged the murder had been motivated by a domestic conflict and a debt issue.

“The suspect put the corpses inside the car and set it on fire to eliminate traces,” Nasriadi said on Tuesday as quoted by kompas.com.


We’ve all been through the times when we had no choice but to burn the midnight oil. You either had to rush a last-minute assignment for class or you had a work project due the next day. When it’s finally over, nothing feels better than to catch up on sleep and go back to your normal sleep patterns.

However, a woman from Samut Prakan, Thailand, didn’t get to “catch up on sleep” after working late night shifts and started developing a severe rash all over her body due to an imbalanced immune system.

Toq Taeq Kerdmee shared on Facebook about how she started working night shifts and couldn’t control the time she went to sleep. On some days, she would go home really late – sometimes only at 3am. She also said that she often gets insomnia after coming home from work, which doesn’t give her much time to rest.

This unhealthy sleeping pattern went on for three months until she started noticing a rash forming on her body.

“I thought it was just a bug bite, but in the morning, it started to spread more and more. So I went to the first doctor who also told me that it was just a bug bite,” she said, adding that she was given some anti-inflammatory medication and sent home.

However, Kerdmee’s rash became worse when she went to a friend’s birthday party in the evening and had some seafood. She went home with red blisters on her body which made it hard for her to fall asleep, but she reasoned that the medicine she took hadn’t taken effect yet.

In the morning, the blisters were still there, and she started developing a fever. So she went to another doctor, who told her that she was just having an allergic reaction to the fabric softener on her clothes.

The doctor then arranged for her to see a dermatologist, but as she was waiting for her appointment, she began having a fever again and blisters started appearing on her arms and legs. However, the third doctor also said that she was having an allergic reaction and gave her an injection to reduce the inflammation.

Kerdmee went back home to rest, thinking that she would recover from this horrible rash. But that night was the most haunting night of her life.

“I was not able to wear any clothes to sleep. My body felt like it was on fire and it felt like there were a million ants biting my body,” she said.

Her family brought her to the hospital where her fever started again, this time with a temperature of 40.2 degrees. Fortunately, her body was still able to respond to treatment. Her blood was disinfected, and she was confined in a separate room.

Her fever soon went away and red patches started forming on her skin. Doctors told her that her immune system had been affected due to severe sleep deprivation.


ANKARA, Turkey – The murder of a Turkish woman by her ex-husband in front of her daughter sparked outrage on Friday (Aug 23) after a video of the attack was published online.

“I don’t want to die,” Emine Bulut, covered in blood, is heard screaming to her 10-year-old child.

Her tearful daughter says: “Mum, please don’t die.”

The 38-year-old was stabbed to death in a cafe on Aug 18 by her former husband in the central Anatolian city of Kirikkale, according to the Hurriyet newspaper.

Bulut, who divorced her killer four years ago, later died in hospital.

Fedai Baran told police he killed his former wife with a knife he always carried with him, Turkish broadcaster NTV reported.

Her name was a worldwide trending topic on Twitter and “I don’t want to die” (#olmekistemiyorum) was widely quoted on social media.https://twitter.com/hashtag/Turkey?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Dozens of protesters on Friday gathered in the capital Ankara to denounce the murder.

“We are ready for any form of action. We will not be silent, we are not afraid and we will not obey. We will keep on our struggle until no women are murdered anymore,” protester Elif Sanci told AFP.

Another protester, Ilke Isik, blamed the government for its failure to stop violence against women.

“Neither Emine nor any of our comrades must die. Emine’s cry ‘I don’t want to die’ is the cry of all of us,” she said.

Officials, including Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul, were quick to condemn the murder after the video was published, along with celebrities and football clubs such as Besiktas.

“We expect the murderer to be punished in the most severe manner,” tweeted presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin.

The government said a team of psychologists was caring for the child.

Turkey has struggled to contain rising violence against women.

In the first six months of 2019, 214 women were killed by men, while 440 women were killed last year, according to the women’s rights group We Will Stop Femicide.

That was up from 409 women in 2017 and 121 in 2011.

While the government acknowledges the issue of violence against women, critics say not enough is being done to provide shelters and to address the broader problem of gender inequality which permeates society.

Turkey has ratified the Council of Europe’s 2011 Istanbul Convention – the world’s first binding instrument to prevent and combat violence against women – but activists say more needs to be done to put the laws into practice.


A young woman was threatened and pushed off her seat on a subway train in central China after she refused to offer it to an older male passenger.

The incident, which happened at around 6pm on Tuesday in Changsha, Hunan province, was filmed by another passenger, surnamed Jin, who provided the footage to the Xiaoxiang Morning Post.

In the footage, the man, wearing a yellow T-shirt and sunglasses, can be heard scolding the woman on the crowded train, which was about to depart from Nanhu Road station.

“It’s fine if you ask me to give up the seat for you because you are old, but does the seat have a name?” the woman, surnamed Fang, can be heard asking.

“There is no name on it but I need to sit!” the man responded before pushing her off the seat and occupying it. He can then be seen waving his umbrella at her and saying “I will beat you to death”.

The Xiaoxiang Morning Post reported that the man was later restrained by other passengers when he tried to hit Fang, while accusing her of “unreasonable” behaviour.

“Who is ‘unreasonable’? Don’t you know women are uncomfortable on some days?” Fang replied, before calling a family member to tell them about the incident. As she made the phone call the man left the train.

At the end of the footage a woman next to Fang can be heard defending her with the words: “Offering a seat should be a voluntary choice!”

Fang was accompanied by Jin to a police station on Tuesday night where she reported the incident, which is under investigation. She told the Xiaoxiang Morning Post she had been reluctant to give up her seat because she had her period and was feeling unwell.

Disputes between young people and older passengers over seats on public transport are not uncommon in China. In July last year, a video of an elderly man in Chengdu forcing a boy off his seat went viral on Weibo, the Twitter-like Chinese social media platform.


Woman jumps off building in KL with kids in tow

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KUALA LUMPUR – A mother allegedly threw herself and her two children off the side of a building at Laman Damai Apartments in Taman Kepong.

The woman, 34, and her daughter, seven, suffered serious injuries after falling from a height of 10 storeys during the 2.35pm incident on Monday.

The six-year-old son, however, died at the scene, said Sentul OCPD Asst Comm S. Shanmugamoorthy.

“Initial investigations show that the trio did not live in the apartment, ” he said.

Police have classified the boy’s death as sudden death and are investigating the case under Section 309 of the Penal Code for attempted suicide.

Those in need of someone to talk to can reach out to Befrienders, a not-for-profit organisation that provides emotional support to people who are lonely, distressed, in despair or having suicidal thoughts.

The numbers to call are Befrienders KL (03-7956 8145), Penang (04-281 5161/1108) or Ipoh (05-547 7933/79550; or e-mail sam@befrienders.org.my.


All she wanted were some eggs for breakfast, but Bethany Rosser ended up with burns on her face in the morning. 

The 22-year-old woman from England had microwaved the eggs on Aug 6 while following instructions she found on food website Delish.

She placed the eggs in a jug filled with water, added salt, and popped them into the microwave. Six minutes later, Rosser took the jug out of the appliance.

Little did she know that the eggs would suddenly explode in her face while checking if they were done, The Sun reported.

Despite the scare, Rosser managed to call the emergency hotline and splash cold water on her face.

While waiting for help, the young woman noticed a layer of skin had peeled off.

She was later taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham to treat her burns.

“I could feel my skin burning for hours afterwards — even while it was being treated in hospital,” Rosser said.

She also claimed that she was nearly blinded in her right eye. Her vision out of the swollen eye had been “very blurry” and it is currently unclear if the damage will be permanent.

The woman blamed her injuries on Delish’s instructions, which have since been taken down from the website.

Although the trick may have worked for some people, eggs heated in microwaves are known to explode due to the rapid heating that causes steam to build up under the yolk membrane and bursting open from the pressure. 

With Rosser’s story serving as a cautionary tale, the safest way to prepare hardboiled eggs is to cook them on the stove or use an egg boiler.