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Thursday, 3 April 2014

Good Samaritan willing to carry on as organ donor

A YOUNG Malaysian, who donated part of her liver to a stranger, is willing to continue donating her organs if she is fit to do so, Guang Ming Daily reported.

Lai Mei Yi is willing to continue donating her organs if she is fit to do so.

Lai Mei Yi (pic), 27, from Ipoh, made headlines in local Chinese dailies in February for donating 60% of her liver to a 16-year-old Malacca boy, who was diagnosed with end-stage Caroli disease.

Recalling the first time she read about the plight of Teng Cyun Shen, Lai said she quickly made a call to Singapore’s National University Hospital to express her intention to help.

“I felt really sad to see the photo of a boy lying restlessly on the bed,” she said.

When Lai was told that she was fit for the organ donation. Her family members, who had initially been worried, supported her decision.

“I was smiling through the entire process as I had saved a life. I was confident that the operation would not kill me as I did not think that God would be so cruel to me,” she said.

To Lai, the post-operation scar on her body is the most beautiful “tattoo”.

Teng, who was discharged from the hospital last month, is now recuperating in Singapore.

> Kwong Wah Yit Poh reported that a child was slapped by a female passenger after complaining about having to give up her seat to others on a bus in Shenyang, China.

The daily reported that the passenger, who was with a senior citizen and a man, had asked the child to give up her seat.

The child obliged but grumbled about it, irritating the passenger, who then hit her. The child’s mother then called the police for help.

●  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 this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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