Thursday February 28, 2013
Boy in accident referred to as ‘Superman’
Other News & Views
Compiled by NICHOLAS CHENG, ALLISON LAI and A. RAMAN
PEOPLE are now calling Muhd Syafiq Abdul Hamid “Superman” after the 10-year-old reportedly walked away nonchalantly with fractured bones and ruptured organs after he was run over by a tractor carrying two tonnes of oil late last year.
Doctors told Berita Harian that the boy suffered damage to his kidneys, spleen and lungs. His left shoulder bone was also crushed and his collarbone had been dislocated after the incident in Kerian at around 2.30pm on Dec 29 last year.
His father Abdul Hamid Dahaman, 48, was driving the tractor while Muhd Syafiq was sitting at the back.
The child fell off and was run over by one of the wheels of the tractor.
“I immediately stopped the vehicle and rushed to get my son who was lying on the ground. But I was shocked when he simply sat up without showing any signs of pain.
“I immediately sent him to Selama Hospital and he was later moved to the Taiping Hospital,” he said.
> A “wild night” may have proven too much for a 57-year-old man who died of a heart attack while in bed with a prostitute.
Harian Metro reported that the man died at around 5am on Tuesday in a Sibu hotel.
A source told the daily that a post-mortem had concluded that the man had suffered the heart attack while in bed.
“The man is believed to have patronised a prostitute from China the night before the incident.
“The prostitute called the hotel manager at about dawn when the man had breathing difficulties,” said the source.
> A day after sultry actress Rozita Che Wan announced that she and boyfriend Zain Saidin were to wed in July, the latter came forward to deny that a date has been set for their union.
Kosmo! quoted the 29-year-old Zain as saying that while he and 42-year-old Rozita popularly known as Che Ta had discussed marriage, there were many things that need to be sorted out first.
“If all goes well, we will get married at the end of the year but not in July,” he said, adding that Rozita had also denied saying that they would marry in July.
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.