Selangor’s Casa De Cat wins Sofie’s heart


  • Nation
  • Monday, 18 Nov 2019

Compiled by Sira Habibu, C. Aruno and R. Aravinthan

CIK Puan Sofie Louise Johansson (pic) of the Kelan-tan royal household was very impressed with Selangor’s Casa De Cat, a haven for rescued stray felines, reported Sinar Harian.

The haven was initiated by Tengku Permaisuri Selangor Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin, who shares a deep concern for stray animals with Sofie, who is the wife of Tengku Mahkota Kelantan Dr Tengku Muhammad Faiz Petra.

Pictures of Sofie, 33, from Sweden, visiting Casa De Cat in Shah Alam were posted on the Selangor Royal Office Facebook page.

Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin, who had recently launched the Stray Free Selangor (SFS) campaign, had personally rescued stray cats and housed them at various places.

Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin hoped that a suitable transit point could be created under the SPCA’s SFS programme to provide an avenue for people to adopt rescued stray cats.

Trap, neuter and release services are offered under the SFS programme. Yayasan Raja Muda had contributed RM20,000 to the SFS campaign, bringing the total donations to RM170,000.

> Some doctors with mental disorders refuse to seek proper treatment out of fear of being stigmatised, reported Harian Metro.

Malaysia Psychiatrist Association president Dr Hazli Zakaria said some remain untreated because they feared their colleagues or department head would become aware of their condition.

“While some remained in denial, some are of view that doctors must remain strong to treat patients and therefore they should not give in to depression and other psychiatric disorders, ” he said.

Factors exposing doctors to risk of depression include a lack of emotional support, heavy workload and working overtime for long periods.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad brought up the doctors’ mental health issue during a recent Cabinet meeting.

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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