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Friday, 13 October 2017 | MYT 12:00 AM

SEA Games gold medallist unable to pay medical bills


WORSENING health has left a former SEA Games gold medallist in dire straits and unable to pay his medical bills, reported Harian Metro.

Che Mohd Azrol Che Mat, 38, who won two gold medals in the 105kg weightlifting category at the 2003 and 2005 SEA Games, contracted leptospirosis in 2014.

Since then, he has been unwell and is currently having problems with a lung infection as well as kidney and liver ailments that have left him in the hospital for the past two weeks.

Che Mohd Azrol, who is single, had to quit his job at the Terengganu Sports Council because of his health problems and had been doing odd jobs to earn a living.

“I cannot afford the RM2,000 needed every month for my medical bills,” he said.

> Footage of a 2m-long snake slithering out of a toilet in Alor Setar, Kedah, attracted international attention, Kosmo! reported.

The footage of the snake wriggling out of the squatting toilet and which was recorded by Mohd Zulhanif Mat Zuki, 24, was picked up and reported by various online international media outlets, including Britain’s Daily Mail.

Zulhanif said he was shocked when he first saw the snake emerging from his toilet and decided to film it.

> Singer Faradhiya had described the nearly month-long silat training she had to undergo as among the toughest part of taking up the role of Tun Fatimah in the coming theatre production titled Bahara Emas, reported Harian Metro.

“It was only after a month of silat training that I started to get into the rhythm of it. My silat skills are now getting better,” said the 33-year-old singer.

The show, which is produced by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, will be staged at the Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka auditorium in Kuala Lumpur from Oct 19 to 22.

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