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Published: Tuesday June 17, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday June 17, 2014 MYT 11:25:48 AM

Sacrifice for apple of their eye

A COUPLE plan to donate one eye each to their 17-month-old son so that he can see, Harian Metro reported.

Doctors told Yus Nurlina Mohd Yusuf, 25, and Khairul Syafiq Azmi, 27, that Khairil Mikhail’s left eye was not functioning while his right eye was impaired.

“My husband and I do not mind being blind in one eye so that our son can have a brighter future,” said Yus.

She said that at present, Khairil, who suffers from other medical issues, has to go to three separate hospitals for treatment every week.

“He has to go to Tuanku Jaafar Hospital for eye treatment, Malacca Hospital to treat his seizures and Kuala Lumpur Hospital to treat his growth issues,” she explained.

Yus said that a kind stranger had donated RM8,000 to the family to buy a used car so that they could take their son for his treatment.

Before that, the couple had to take Khairil by bus to each of his medical appointments.

Khairil’s medical issues started when he was diagnosed with having a bacterial infection in his lungs at just 25 days.

> A Sunday morning crash left a man and his wife dead and their two young children injured, reported Kosmo!

In the 7.50am accident, the family were travelling in their Proton Satria when a Honda Accord coming from the opposite direction crashed into their car.

According to Kosmo!, the Honda Accord’s rear tyres burst, causing its driver, American Steven Matthew, 35, to lose control of the vehicle, which then went into the Proton Satria’s lane.

Ahmad Shukri Abd Wahab, 34, and Nor Asmalia Wahab, 34, sustained severe head and body injuries from the impact and died on the spot.

The children, Aniq Shafarah, five, and Aqil Shauki, three, and Matthew were rushed to the emergency unit of the Kemaman Hospital after the accident.

Aniq and Aqil, who both sustained head and leg injuries, were then transferred to the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital in Kuantan for further treatment.

The couple were on their way to drop their children off at a daycare centre before going to work in Chukai when the accident occurred.

Found in translation 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 a >, it denotes a separate news item. 

Tags / Keywords: Harian Metro, Kosmo!, murder-suicide, road accident

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