Civil Defence Force member bitten by cobra


Compiled by JAROD LIM, AUSTIN CAMOENS and R. ARAVINTHAN

A CIVIL Defence Force member was rushed to the hospital after he was bitten by a snake he was trying to catch along Jalan A’Famosa, Alor Gajah, Kosmo! reported.

Muhammad Alif Haiqal Mohd Azabi, 21, was treated at the Tampin Hospital following the incident on Thursday evening.

“He rushed to the scene with a colleague to catch a black cobra,” a spokesperson said.

Muhammad Alif Haiqal was later transferred to the Tuanku Ampuan Najihah Hospital in Kuala Pilah for close monitoring.

“He suffered from breathing difficulty after being bitten,” the spokesperson said.



> Harian Metro reported a surge in the number of road users who were beating the traffic lights upon the resumption of interstate travel.

Perlis Road Transport Department director Fatimah Mohamed Ali Piah said 33 cases have been recorded in Perlis since Ops Merah began on Sept 28.

“An increase in vehicles with non-Perlis number plates has risen since interstate travel was allowed by the government.

“This has caused traffic congestion with some road users taking the opportunity to beat the traffic lights here,” she said.

“Five roads have been identified based on the number of traffic violations committed.

“They are Jalan Kangar-Arau (Jalan Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin), Jalan Kuala Perlis-Changlun, Jalan Raja Syed Alwi, Jalan Kangar-Alor Setar (Jalan Tuanku Syed Putra) and Jalan Behor Pulai,” she said, adding that these roads had multiple traffic lights in place.



> Actress Siti Saleha has assured her fans that she is fine following news reports that her four-year marriage has ended, Kosmo! reported.

“I’m good,” she posted on Instagram two days ago.

Celebrities such as Nad Zainal, Ayda Jebat, Mimi Fly, Sara Ali, Wan Sharmila, Tiz Zaqyah and Nadiah Aqilah responded to her post by sending her heart emojis.

Kosmo! reported on Wednesday that Siti Saleha, 31, had confirmed filing for a divorce.

However, she declined to give further details.

The actress, whose full name is Siti Saleha Mohd Baharum, was apparently seen at a Syariah Court in Klang earlier.

Her fans sent out supportive messages to her.

“I hope akak continues to be strong. I love you,” someone wrote.



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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