PETALING JAYA: The four-year-old boy who survived a tragic incident where a foreign man threw his three children off a flyover is showing signs of improvement but needs surgery before he can walk again, says Lim Lip Eng.
"He can now open his eyes, recognise his mother and speak," said the Kepong MP in a Facebook post on Thursday (Aug 11).
He also said that the boy's mother had sought his help to settle the medical bills.
He added that the boy had been moved from the intensive care unit (ICU) to a normal ward at Selayang Hospital.
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Lim added that the boy sustained a fracture on his hip due to the fall and required surgery so he could walk again.
"The doctor said that his spine was not injured but he fractured his hips. The hospital has also explained the cost for the surgery and hospital bills to be paid," he wrote.
Lim mentioned that as the boy is not a Malaysian citizen, he would be charged treatment fees.
"I pray that this boy will soon recover and be able to live a better life," he added.
On Aug 3, it was reported that the foreign man had threatened to take his life multiple times prior to the incident.
Sentul OCPD Asst Comm Beh Eng Lai said police managed to track down the man's wife, a 28-year-old Myanmar woman, who came to the police headquarters on Aug 2 to have her statement recorded.
"She claimed that her husband had mental health issues after he was infected with Covid-19 over a year ago.
"She alleged that he kept to himself and also talked to himself. She said he also threatened to take his own life several times," he said.
The boy and his two older siblings were thrown off the Middle Ring Road 2 highway flyover in Selayang by their father, who later plunged to his death, police said.
Those suffering from problems can reach out to the Mental Health Psychosocial Support Service at 03-2935 9935 or 014-322 3392; Talian Kasih at 15999 or 019-261 5999; Jakim's (Department of Islamic Development Malaysia) family, social and community care centre at 0111-959 8214; and Befrienders Kuala Lumpur at 03-7627 2929 or go to befrienders.org.my/centre-in-malaysia for a full list of numbers nationwide and operating hours, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.