NS trainee dies after being found unconscious on bathroom floor

NS trainee dies after being found unconscious on bathroom floor
A Malaysian soldier.

KUANTAN, Malaysia - A National Service trainee at the Pinggiran Pelangi camp in Muadzam Shah, about 110km south of here, has died.

A fellow trainee found Muhammad Suhaimi Norhamidi's body motionless on the bathroom floor at their hostel shortly after midnight yesterday.

The camp commandant rushed the boy to the Muadzam Shah Hospital.

Muhammad Suhaimi, 18, from Kerdau near Temerloh, died without regaining consciousness. The cause of his death has yet to be determined.

Rompin OCPD Deputy Supt Johari Jahaya said a post-mortem would be conducted soon.

"We will classify the case accordingly after that," he said, adding that police would interview those who had last seen the teenager.

National Service Training Department acting director-general Rozainor Ramli said the trainee did not have health-related problems prior to enrolment and neither was he involved in any fight.

Rozainor said a special unit would be set up to conduct a thorough investigation into the case.

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