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May 11, 2008

Family to sue over trainee’s death

Filed under: Uncategorized — malaysianmedicine @ 8:59 am

NST: KLANG: The family of National Service trainee Too Hui Min will be suing the government over her death last Wednesday.
Hui Min’s mother, Chin Kwei Choo, 52, said they were seeking legal action because they did not believe the 18-year-old died of toxic megacolon or infection of the colon.
“We cannot accept the official explanation. We are suing to get the truth.”
Chin said based on what she heard from her daughter’s fellow trainees, camp authorities were slow in taking Hui Min to hospital.
“My daughter may still be alive if they had acted promptly.”
Chin said the compensation of RM40,000 and funeral expenses of RM3,000, to be given to the family by the National Service Training Council, was no consolation.
“She is gone for good. Money cannot bring her back.”
Chin and her husband, Too Jong Sing, 55, yesterday sought the assistance of Pandamaran state assemblyman Ronnie Liu at his service centre.
Liu, who will assist the family in getting a lawyer, said he would be referring the matter to Batu Gajah MP Fong Po Kuan who is putting in a notice for an emergency motion to debate the tragedy in Parliament.
Liu said he would also be visiting the Geo Kosmo National Service camp to seek answers on behalf of the family. Hui Min was taken to the Slim River Hospital where she died at 10.45pm on Wednesday.
She had complained of an upset stomach during firearms training at a shooting range in Jugra, in Banting, Selangor.
Hui Min was to have completed the NS programme on June 7.

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