Compiled by C. ARUNO, CHAN MAY THENG and R. ARAVINTHAN
A LORRY driver was crushed to death after he lost control of the vehicle while driving downhill at the Bukit Pengorak quarry near Kuantan, Kosmo! reported.
Kuantan OCPD Asst Comm Wan Mohd Zahari Wan Busu said Ahmad Asrol Ab Rahman, 41, was delivering soil from the quarry when the incident happened at around 11am on Thursday.
“The driver is believed to have lost control of the lorry and attempted to jump off it. However, he got stuck on the driver’s door as the lorry tilted towards the embankment of the quarry.
“The driver was trapped and died at the scene,” said ACP Wan Mohd Zahari.
> The daily also reported that a video of a boy living in a shabby and half-collapsed house in Kota Baru, Kelantan, has gone viral on social media.
In the video, the boy known as Akid, who lives in the house in Kampung Banggol, claims that there are outsiders who accused him and his family of begging.
“I don’t understand why they say this and why people hate us. If I need money, I will work, clean the toilet or surau to get RM6 a day.
“My parents can’t afford another house,” he says sadly.
According to the report, the family has been living in their rundown home since last October.
> A single mother with three disabled children living in Simpang Tiga, Rungkup, in Bagan Datuk, Perak, is appealing for more aid from the relevant authorities, Utusan Malaysia reported.
Saizana Ermah Hamdan, 35, takes care of Muhammad Emariz Adam, 10, Aaira Syifaa, five, and Muhammad Afnan, four, who all have hearing problems and are unable to talk and walk.
“The doctor confirmed that my children are afflicted by global developmental delay,” she said.
Children who have the condition will be significantly delayed in their cognitive and physical development.
Saizana Ermah said she divorced her husband a few months ago because she could not take care of him and his health problems.
Her children, she added, also suffer from heat intolerance and they will cry whenever they are hot.
She is, however, grateful that her children receive monthly assistance from the Social Welfare Department.
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.