Thursday January 31, 2013
Baby shaken into a coma
A FOUR-month-old baby slipped into a coma after his father allegedly shook him vigorously to stop him from crying, reported Harian Metro.
A source told the paper that the man, in his 20s, tried to cover up his actions by telling doctors at the Selayang Hospital that his son was having breathing problems due to an epileptic seizure.
“The doctors immediately gave the baby respiratory aid before doing a thorough medical check-up, including an X-ray.
“They detected internal haemorrhage on the left side of the brain as well as on both eyes,” the source added.
Suspecting the child was physically abused, the doctors lodged a report at the hospital's police base.
The case has since been referred to the Kepong police station.
The incident allegedly happened at the man's home in Kepong at around 8.30pm on Monday.
> Kelantan Mentri Besar Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat said he could not ask for a better birthday gift than the pair of twins that his grand-daughter delivered at a private hospital in Kubang Kerian, near Kota Baru.
The girls, his first great-grandchildren, were born on Jan 21, the day the PAS spiritual adviser celebrated his 82nd birthday, reported Sinaran Harian.
“Allah has blessed me with this pair of great-granddaughters, along with the many grandchildren that I have,” said Nik Aziz, who has 57 grandchildren.
“By His grace, I hope they will grow up to continue championing the cause of Islam,” he told the paper at his home on Tuesday.
First-time mother 25-year-old Nik Farhana Fakhruddin and her babies, Nik Isya Zukfa and Nik Isya Zaheera, were reported to be doing well.
Nik Farhana's mother is the second daughter of the Mentri Besar and his wife Tuan Sabariah Tuan Ishak.
● 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.