If Najib can succumb to E.coli, flood victims surely at risk, says Dyana Sofya

Malay Mail Online
January 6, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak contracted E.coli food poisoning spending just a few days in flooded areas, signalling just how easily an epidemic could break out from the flooding disaster, DAP’s Dyana Sofya Mohd Daud said today.

The political secretary to DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang pointed out that victims of one of the worst floods to hit Malaysia in decades have spent weeks in high-risk conditions — with little sanitation and limited access to clean water and medicine.

“The water may have subsided and those who still have homes may have returned to them, but there is now an urgent need to take steps to prevent an epidemic from breaking out,” Dyana Sofya said in a statement.

“It is almost a certainty that thousands of victims, both adults, children and elderly alike, are currently exposed to contaminated floodwater and have not been eating nutritional food. With their morale and immune system at their worst, they are certainly at risk,” she added.

Dyana Sofya said both federal and state governments need to come up with a transparent and inclusive plan to manage the post-flood situation now that waters have subsided and people have begun returning home after major floods struck the east coast last month.

The Prime Minister’s Office announced yesterday that Najib was fighting an E.coli infection, believed to be food poisoning, after visiting flood-affected areas.

E.coli or the Escherichia coli (E.coli) is a bacteria that is widely found in the human intestine. Certain strains can cause mild to severe food poisoning symptoms. Infection can happen if water or food contaminated by human or animal feces is consumed.

Najib made several trips to areas devastated by the floods on December 27, including Kelantan, which is among the states worst hit in the disaster that saw almost 250,000 people evacuated from their homes at one point.

  1. #1 by boh-liao on Thursday, 8 January 2015 - 12:50 am

    Is E coli a sexually transmitted disease easily contracted in Bangkok when engaged in cock banging activities?

    A reply suggested possible through sodomy

    • #2 by Justice Ipsofacto on Thursday, 8 January 2015 - 8:46 am

      Sodomy in such a case will surely lead to a diseased “batang”.

      But that does not seemed to be his complain. He had tummy problems. Presumably, vomitting(?) and diarrhoea(?).

      Huh?? OMG!

  2. #3 by Sallang on Thursday, 8 January 2015 - 2:34 pm

    In ancient China, the grand eunuch will ask the junior to taste test the food for poison, before serving the emperor.

    Why didn’t the ministers in attendance eat together with our beloved PM?
    If yes, then Y only the PM infected by E-Coli?
    Next time eat ikan keli, at rm23.00 with rice.

  3. #4 by good coolie on Thursday, 8 January 2015 - 4:54 pm

    I am reminded of how the escaped prisoner, Papillon (in the film titled “Papillon”), accepted and smoked the half-smoked cigar straight from the leper boat-seller. “How did you know it was not contagious?” asked the leper. “I did not,” answered Papillon without expression. Papillon got the boat!
    How could PM have refused to drink the E-coli drinks offered to him when the rakyat were drinking the same dirty stuff? Brave PM will get the vote!

  4. #5 by boh-liao on Saturday, 10 January 2015 - 1:47 pm

    Was it an ETEC infection?
    Esoteric Taboo Extramarital Coitus

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