KLANG, 30 March 2009: Wan Muhamad Amir Dahalan, 11, was buried again today after the body of the Year Five pupil of Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Andalas was exhumed on 27 March for a post-mortem to determine the actual cause of his death.
Wan Muhamad died during a school holiday camp at Sungai Lui, Hulu Langat on 20 March.
“I am very sad especially when his body had to be exhumed due to differing reports of death from the camp authorities and the hospital. We are doing so to ensure such incidents do not occur again,” his mother, Raja Maspura Raja Ahmad told reporters here today.
The body was exhumed after the family felt something was not right when the camp said the boy died due to chronic asthma while the hospital said the cause of death was a snake bite.
Asked about the possibility of legal action against the camp, Raja Maspura said further action will be taken after the post-mortem report was ready and handed over to the police.
The family’s lawyer, Gurdial Singh, said they were waiting for a report from the Petaling Jaya Chemistry Department this week.
“The report is to determine there were no other factors for Amir’s death except for the snake bite. I am awaiting for instructions from the family and the post-mortem report whether to file a summons against the camp or not,” he said.
On 27 March, six personnel from the Kuala Lumpur Hospital’s Forensic Unit, police personnel from the Dang Wangi police district and Klang Municipal Council staff together exhumed Muhamad Amir’s body which was buried on 21 March.
Gurdial Singh said the boy’s death at Kuala Lumpur Hospital was said to be due to a snake bite but his clients (Muhamad Amir’s parents) wanted to know what actually happened at the camp. — Bernama