Secondary school teacher who fainted while giving additional classes dies

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  • Thursday, 30 May 2019

SIBU: A secondary school teacher, who was admitted to the intensive care unit of Sibu Hospital after she fainted while giving additional lessons in school, has died.

Sibu MP Oscar Ling who is the brother-in-law of the teacher when contacted said she died at 10.21am on Thursday (May 30).

He said the teacher, Yap Hue Ling, 47, had been in an unconscious state since she was admitted to the hospital on May 27.

"She was declared brain dead yesterday (May 29), and died at 10.21am this morning," he added.

Yap leaves behind her civil engineer husband and three children, a girl aged 10, and two boys aged 12 and 16.

Her family, Ling said, had agreed to donate her organs.

"Doctors will fly in tonight to process what is necessary for the donation of her organs and after that, the family will arrange for the funeral," he added.

Yap was giving Mandarin tuition to her students when she fainted.

Her colleague, Ding Liung Yii, in her Facebook posting on May 27, said Yap being "a good teacher and a responsible one" gave tuition on her own initiative, as their school did not arrange any additional classes during this holiday period.

Sarawak Teachers' Union (STU) Sibu chapter president Yong Sie Hing also said Yap was not forced to teach additional class.

In his Facebook video last Thursday (May 23), Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said schools should not conduct any activities during the ongoing mid-year break.

He said the break was meant for students and teachers to rest and spend time with their loved ones.

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