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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Malaysia : A day of prayers as teacher dies of H1N1

A follow-up to the post I made yesterday. This via The Star is today's news. I will follow up on this to see whether the Ministry of Health reports this officially in their H1N1 update today.

" MALACCA : Students and school authorities of SM Cheng, who were busy preparing for Teachers Day, will now hold special prayers instead after one of their teachers died of Influenza A(H1N1).

Special class teacher Siti Khadijah Mat, 50, died at the Malacca Hospital at 5.15am yesterday after contracting the virus about three weeks ago.

Her colleague, G. Kumaran, 44, said all activities to mark the celebration at their school had been cancelled as a sign of respect.

“She was a dedicated and easy-going teacher, who was well liked by students. She will be missed,” he said, adding that prayers were held at the school instead of the usual annual festivities.

Her husband, Zulkifli Johar, also a teacher, said she had initially been admitted to a private hospital in Ayer Keroh after coming down with flu-like symptoms late last month."

New Straits Times has covered this too.

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