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SMK Balung Tawau Reopens Tomorrow – Kamalanathan

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KUALA LUMPUR – Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Balung in Tawau, Sabah, the school that was damaged when a Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Nuri helicopter made an emergency landing yesterday, will open tomorrow, said Deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan.

He said the school was closed since yesterday following the incident.

“All the students who were injured in the incident have been allowed to return home from hospital today,” he told reporters after closing the Seminar on 200 Years of Tamil Education in Malaysia here today.

In the 9.05 am incident yesterday, the RMAF Nuri helicopter made an emergency landing on the roof of an open hall in the school, causing 22 people, comprising 13 RMAF personnel, eight students and a school cleaner, to be injured.

In another development, Kamalanathan said investigation by the Johor Health Department on a claim that a student suffered health complications after consuming milk at school found no truth in it.

“There is a possibility that the student’s condition is due to other health complications. The issue has nothing to do with the 1Malaysia milk being distributed to schools,” he added.

A report stated that a Year Six pupil, Saziila Anuar, from Segamat, had consumed milk provided by her school, which resulted in her being admitted to hospital on July 27 for health complications.

She fell into a coma while receiving treatment. Saziila’s left foot turned black due to gangrene infection and doctors decided to amputate her leg. – BERNAMA

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