Boy, three, seriously injured in monkey attack


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 08 Jan 2020

Compiled by C. Aruno, Cheong Jin Wei and R. Aravinthan

A THREE-year-old boy was seriously injured after a brutal attack by a monkey in Rompin, Berita Harian reported.

Syed Nur Akif Rizqiwas was taken to Hospital Segamat for injuries on his back, legs and head.

The incident took place last Thursday afternoon at a food stall along the Muadzam Shah Highway when the victim’s mother was buying food and she suddenly heard him scream.

The monkey had attacked the boy while he was watching a video on his mother’s handphone.

She managed to chase the animal away. Rompin police chief Deputy Supt Azari Miskun said the monkey is believed to have been roaming the area for some time.

Pahang Perhilitan chief Rozidan Md Yasin said the animal was caught the next day.

> The daily also reported that a toddler’s hand got stuck in an escalator for half an hour in a supermarket in Johor Baru on Monday.

The boy, aged a year and four months, was spotted by a passer-by after his left wrist got stuck.

A good Samaritan managed to switch off the escalator. The boy was rushed to the Perdana Specialist Hospital for treatment.

> A student who scored 6As in the UPSR exam was forced to reject an offer to study at the prestigious Tunku Kurshiah College (TKC) in Negri Sembilan due to financial constraints, reported Harian Metro.Noor Areesya Redza Redzuan, 13, said she received the offer from TKC last year but was worried about her family’s financial capabilities.

She is now enrolled as a Form One student at SMK Seri Pagi Senawang in Seremban.

Her father Redzuan Mansor, 57, is a nasi lemak seller while her mother Norafiza Abd Hamid, 51, works as a cleaner at a financial institution in Senawang.

Negri Sembilan Amanah Youth chief Mohd Hanis Alimin, who handed over aid to the family, said he hoped Noor Areesya could be reconsidered for enrolment into the residential school because of her excellent results.

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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