Baby girl dies while drinking milk

MALAYSIA - The five-month-old baby was drinking milk at her babysitter's home in Bukit Mertajam, Penang on Monday.

Later that morning, the babysitter discovered that Cyndi Koay Xin Lin's face had turned blue.

The babysitter immediately tried to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the baby, The Star reported.

When attempts to revive the baby failed, she contacted the baby's parents, who rushed their daughter to a clinic.

They were told at the clinic that their child was not breathing.

The couple reportedly have a pair of twin girls.

The children are the granddaughters of a datuk who heads a Chinese medical company.

The parents had been married for 10 years before the twins were born.

The baby's father, in his 50s, and relatives were seen waiting at the Bukit Mertajam Hospital on Monday evening from 4pm.

The mother came to the hospital at about 5.50pm with her younger sister, carrying water and milk bottles, believed to have been used for the baby, in a plastic bag.

The mother was heard crying inside the mortuary after seeing her daughter's body.

Her husband held her close to him as relatives accompanied them while walking out of the mortuary.


The twins' aunt, who wanted to be known only as Aunty Oon, told the New Straits Times that the parents had gone for in-vitro fertilisation before they had twins.

Penang Criminal Investigation Department chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Mazlan Kesah said that police had yet to confirm the cause of death.

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