A MOTHER is saving RM5 a day so that her 11-year-old son, who is deaf in both ears, can get the treatment he requires, Kosmo! reported.
Nik Normadiah Nik Lah, 41, said she had started the daily saving to pay for the RM6,000 hearing aid for her son, Mohd Danial Hakim Nordin.
She said a specialist from Hospital Universiti Kelantan confirmed that Mohd Danial had lost his hearing two years ago.
Nik Normadiah, who lives in Kampung Kuala Semarak, said her son had been referred to the Raja Perempuan Zainab II Hospital where she was advised to get Mohd Danial a hearing aid.
“But I only make RM40 a day selling nasi lemak while my husband does not have a permanent job,” she lamented.
She said, besides being deaf in both ears, her son also suffers from swollen nerves and a curved backbone.
> The same Malay daily also featured a story about a senior citizen who was mauled by his pet monkey.
Adam Mamat, 78, suffered injuries on his left arm, shoulder, back and chest and received 25 stitches for his wounds.
He was attacked by his monkey, Kandar, at his home in Kampung Buluh in Tanah Merah, Kelantan, last Sunday.
“At around 3pm, Kandar attacked me while I was taking it for a bath,” said Adam when interviewed at Tanah Merah Hospital.
Adam struggled with Kandar for half an hour before the animal relented.
Once Rela was informed of the attack, Kandar was shot dead as the authorities were worried that it would attack other people.
> Berita Harian reported that singer Nora Ariffin has urged young and upcoming singers to remember their roots and respect experienced performers.
The 43-year-old, who has spent over two decades singing, added that respect among each other was the key to success in a performer’s career.
“I am quite sad to see that some of the younger artistes are arrogant when their names are at the top,” she said.
> A man in his 70s slashed the wrists of his friend for beating him at a game of chess, Harian Metro reported.
The incident, occurred after the victim, Eng Long Ann, 51, was accused by the senior citizen of cheating and not abiding by the rules of the game.
“At around 2pm, when I was asleep near the stairs of the premise where we had played chess, I felt a searing pain on my arm.
“I saw him running away and with the help of a customer from a nearby shop, I was taken to the Segamat district hospital,” he told the daily.
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.