Teacher shows support for student with cancer

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  • Friday, 19 Jul 2019


TO show support for her student who is suffering from stage three bone cancer, a lecturer from Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) shaved off all her hair, reported Berita Harian.UMS Business, Economics and Accountancy Faculty senior lecturer Dr Bamini KPD Balakrishnan, 39, decided to cut her locks to show empathy for her student Richelle Hii Hua Yin, 20, who was diagnosed with cancer in February.

Bamini said that there were many ways to show support to Richelle, who is from Beluran, Sabah but Bamini chose to shave her head to show solidarity with her student who lost her hair due to treatment.

“I want her to know that we’re all here for here and she is not alone in this difficult moment.

“There’s no intention to seek popularity. I just want to give her support and courage to keep being positive,” said Bamini.

She said that Richelle was a bright and active student who obtained excellent results in her first semester with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.6 and was also a member of the Police Under­graduate Voluntary Corp.

“I’m asking all my friends and also the public to pray for her smooth recovery,” said Bamini.


> A housewife in Pokok Sena, Kedah, has to prepare a pot of cold rice daily for her young female cow, reported Kosmo!Ain Zahirah Zokri, 24, from Kampung Lala said the two-year-old cow enjoyed having cold rice after returning from grazing grass every day.

“I realised its odd habit after noticing that whenever I feed rice to my chickens, the cow would be the one finishing all of it.

“It would also approach me whenever it sees me going to feed the chickens.

“At first, we thought it was weird that the cow’s favourite food is rice but we got used to it and now we feed it rice daily,” she said.

Ain Zahirah added that if not given rice, the cow would approach her and look at her face for a long time, not moving until it is given its favourite food.

Ain Zahirah’s grandmother Rahmah Ismail, 74, said the cow also liked to eat lemang and ketupat, other than its daily fare of cold rice mixed with a bit of salt.

“I would like to feed it whatever it wants to eat but I’m afraid that it will affect the cow’s health adversely,” said Rahmah.


> Actress Maya Karin received world-class treatment while filming Hollywood film Alone in Los Angeles, United States, reported Harian Metro.Maya, 39, said that although she had only one scene, she was touched when the whole film production team treated her very well.

She said that although the shoot only took a day, she got to use the opportunity to network and get to know many people.

Maya revealed that she was offered to act in the film at the last minute by the production house.

“I didn’t go for an audition, but the opportunity came from an international connection whom I’ve known for two years.” she said.

The above articles are 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. 

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