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Giving updates: Wong (right) sharing details on Lim’s condition while Shahrizat looks on at Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital, Seremban.
SEREMBAN: Sixty-nine-year-old Sister Julianna Lim who was repeatedly struck with a helmet in the Church of Visitation compound here by an assailant has not shown any signs of recovery and remains on life support at the hospital.
The Holy Infant Jesus nun is still in critical condition after sustaining internal head injuries during the violent robbery on Wednesday morning.
Sister Celina Wong from the Infant Jesus Sisters, Malaysia said the condition of the other nun, 79-year-old Sister Marie Rose alias Theresa Teng, was, however, improving.
Marie Rose, who was also attacked by the lone assailant said to be wearing a full-faced helmet, is being treated for headaches and concussion.
“By the grace of God, Sister Marie Rose managed to avoid much of the blows but sadly, Sister Julianna was not spared.
“She received the full brunt of the attack,” said Wong, who read from a prepared statement when met at the Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital here.
This was the first time a representative from the Roman Catholic order had spoken to the press about the incident.
Wong said both the sisters were attacked at the entrance to the church at about 6am, only minutes after they had arrived with another nun in a car driven by Lim for the morning mass.
The third nun entered the church via the side door while Lim and Marie Rose walked from the car park to the front of the building.
A church worker found the victims bleeding and sprawled at the entrance and called for help to send the two to Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital.
Wong said it was normal for the sisters to come to the church to pray before mass.
“In this hour of need, we are truly indebted to all for your concern, prayers and support,” she added.
Earlier, Wanita Umno chief Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil visited the sisters at the hospital.
“We are appalled by the senseless attack on the two sisters which occurred at a place of worship,” she said.
Shahrizat, who is also National Welfare Foundation chairman, gave some cash aid to the sisters’ families.
The vicious attack against the nuns, who apparently had only a few ringgit each on them then, had been roundly condemned by Malaysians, including Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
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