Saturday September 8, 2012
Teen tries to flush baby down toilet after giving birth unexpectedly
A newborn baby was found dead in a toilet bowl in Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital in Kuantan,
Kuantan OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Jasmani Yusoff said hospital personnel have detained the baby's 16-year-old mother for investigations, reported Berita Harian.
He said she confessed that she left the baby to drown after giving birth early on Thursday morning.
“The suspect, who goes to a school nearby, was in the hospital to take care of her mother who has cancer.
“When she unexpectedly gave birth, the suspect is believed to have panicked and then tried to flush her baby down the toilet, which resulted in its head being stuck in the bowl,” said ACP Mohd Jasmani who added that firemen had to break the toilet bowl to retrieve the body.
> TV3 presenter Nurul Syuhada Nurul Ain Mohd Zain, 28, has resigned following the public outcry over a negative remark she made about Bintulu during a live report on Merdeka Day.
However, Syuhada said that her decision was for personal reasons and had nothing to do with her on-air slip-up, reported Utusan Malaysia.
“Actually I had given notice a month ago,” said Syuhada who will still be working for the TV channel on a part-time basis.
> A feud between two business rivals in Cheras turned ugly when one of them doused the other with petrol before setting him on fire, reported Harian Metro.
During the 1.30am incident, the victim was alone in his cabin near the parking lot when he was approached by another businessman who tried to convince him to give up the parking lot.
When they failed to reach an agreement, the suspect doused petrol on his rival and set him on fire. He also threw two molotov cocktails into the cabin before running off.
KL CID deputy head (Operations and Intelligence), ACP Khairy Ahrasa said the victim, 36 sustained severe burns and is being treated at University Malaya Medical Centre. His condition remains critical.
> Actress Maya Karin, 33, said she was ready to take another swing at marriage and starting a family, two years after her divorce, reported Utusan Malaysia.
Maya, who split with Steven David Shorthose on July 16, 2010, said her heart was now open for a second shot at love.
“I'm ready to date again,” she added.
Maya, however, denied that she was romantically involved with a businessman, describing the rumours as false.
● Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this > sign, it denotes a separate news item.