PUTRAJAYA: Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of the Prime Minister, today advised schools to keep their premises clean and free of undergrowth to stave off harmful animals that may attack schoolchildren.
“They must prevent snakes and other poisonous animals from entering the school premises and endangering the lives of the schoolchildren,” she told reporters after the soft launch of the Permata International Conference 2016 here.
Rosmah was asked to comment on the case in Kelantan where a Year One schoolgirl died on Tuesday after she was bitten during recess at school by what her father claimed to be a snake.
Nuriey Nadhirah Roslan, seven, of Sekolah Kebangsaan Dato’ Hashim, Pengkalan Chepa, died during treatment at a clinic after she collapsed in class. What looked like a snakebite were found on her left calf.
Rosmah expressed sadness over the incident and hoped that the family would be bold in facing the tragedy.
Meanwhile, another case of a schoolgirl being bitten by a snake occurred yesterday in Rembau, Negeri Sembilan.
A Year Two pupil was bitten during physical education at the school field, and is reported to be in stable condition at the Tuanku Jaafar Hospital in Seremban.