Wednesday, July 13, 2005

LeeMan Snickersamy's A Series of (Same) Unfortunate Events

Wed, July 6th: 194 students of a school in Manjoi, Ipoh suffered from URTI-fever, cough, sore throat and runny nose.

Fri, July 8th: 88 pupils of SK Methodist Tanjung Rambutan suffered from nausea and stomachache after eating food at their school canteen.

Tues, July 12th : Lebih 100 pelajar tingkatan empat dan lima Sekolah Menengah Teknik Seberang Perai dikejarkan ke Hospital Bukit Mertajam (HBM) hari ini setelah disyaki mengalami keracunan makanan or according to Xinhua : About 70 students from a middle school in Malaysia's northwestern state of Penang fell ill with food poisoning and were rushed to hospital, local TV reported Tuesday evening.

Food poisoning occurs when food contaminated with organisms is ingested. The bacteria Staphylococcus aureus can commonly as a normal flora in our gut, but when allowed to grow in food this bacteria can produce a toxin that causes illness such as vomiting and diarrhea.


Feb 2005: Five-year-old’s Norlili Mohd Yusof drowned after falling through a wooden bridge at Kampung Kok Pasir.

Thurs, 30th June: Khatijah Rahmatullah, 65, died after part of a wooden bridge in Kampung Dendang, Ketereh gave way on Monday. The widow’s body was found floating in the canal.

Tues, 12th July : Tiga pelajar adik-beradik cedera selepas terjatuh ketika menyeberangi jambatan yang sebahagiannya roboh akibat banjir tahun lepas di Kampung Seligi Tok Harun di Pasir Puteh semalam. (3 student-siblings were hurt after they fell from a partially destroyed bridge in Seligi Tok Harun Village in Pasir Puteh, Kelantan.)

We don't really learn from our mistakes, do we?

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