KUALA KRAI: A 32-year-old single father says he is worried about his two daughters who are experiencing breathing difficulties.
Adidas Om, from Kampung Kuala Koh, Gua Musang, claimed that his daughters – Hoi, six, and Boi, five – had experienced respiratory problems for the past four days and could not sleep at night and later, he made a report to the Kelantan Jakoa (Orang Asli Development Department) before the agency sent his daughters to hospital.
Both girls have been admitted to different hospitals since yesterday, with Hoi currently receiving treatment at the Gua Musang Hospital while Boi was warded at the Kuala Krai Hospital.
Adidas, who hailed from Kampung Orang Asli Bukit Gam in Jerantut, Pahang, and has settled in Kuala Koh for the past 10 years, said he did not know the cause of the illness.“Apart from my children, my neighbours are also suffering from the same disease; some have also died,” he told reporters at the Kuala Krai Hospital yesterday.
“I hope the situation will improve soon.”
He suspects the incident was due to mining activity around his village and hoped that the authorities would investigate the cause of the disease. — Bernama