Sunday, October 20

CM visits reporter who is in coma

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Musa being briefed by Pang on Kamaruddin's situation, while his sisters, Bangkuai (left), Yogendra (second left) and others look on.

KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman took some time off from his busy schedule to visit New Sabah Times senior reporter, Kamaruddin Liusin, 47, who suffered from a stroke due to high blood pressure before going into a comma on Wednesday.

He is currently put under close observation at Queen Elizabeth Hospital I male ward under the supervision of medical specialist Dr Pang Hoong Chee.

Kamaruddin, who was also the Sabah Journalists Association deputy president, has been in the journalism line for about two decades.

According to Queen Elizabeth Hospital deputy director (Clinical II) Dr Yogendra Panchalingam, Kamaruddin’s situation is reported to be serious but stable.

“We have explained to the Chief Minister and his family members of his condition,” he said.

During the visit, Musa also made a personal donation to Kamaruddin.

He also visited Information Department Media and Corporate Communication Information assistant Stephen Jipolin’s father, Jipolin Jouti, who is also warded at the same ward, yesterday.

Jouti was warded at QEH I on Sunday after a stroke.

Also present was Sabah Journalists Association president Datuk Joniston Bangkuai.