Principal dies at international conference

Principal dies at international conference
A Malaysian assistant principal died in Daegu, South Korea while attending an international conference on special education on Friday, New Straits Times reported.

Normala Abdullah, who was 56-years-old, taught at a special education secondary school in Taman Ehsan, Kepong.

It is understood that Abdullah fainted in the hotel she was staying before being rushed to the Catholic University Medical Centre in Daegu.

Her brother, Zainal Abidin, said Abdullah had just arrived at the hotel when she collapsed in the lift. The hotel called for an ambulance which arrived within five minutes, but she died later in hospital at 10.45pm.

“She did not show any signs of illness and was looking forward to attend the conference,” Zainal told New Straits Times.

“She is a good sister who takes responsibility in looking after her family and siblings.”

Meanwhile, Selangor Education Department director, Mohd Salleh Mohd Kassim, said that he would assist the family, including with the repatriation of remains.

“The deceased's body will be sent home with help from the Malaysian Embassy after the post-mortem, and will be buried in Bandar Baru Sungai Buloh,” he said.

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