HAPPINESS seems to be evading Malaysian goalkeeper Khairul Fahmi Che Mat lately.
Shortly after he recovered from the controversy over the circulation of his purported photographs with a female friend, he received news of his 16-year-old brother's death on Monday, Harian Metro reported.
Mohd Amirul Izat, who had been admitted to Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia in Kubang Kerian since Nov 10, was suspected to have dengue fever and was unconscious for about 23 days before he passed away. He was buried at the Kampung Pohon Tanjung Muslim cemetery.
Khairul, who received the news while he was in the midst of a training session in Kuala Lumpur, rushed home for the funeral.
He said the last time he met Mohd Amirul was during Hari Raya Aidiladha.
> The Public Service Department (JPA) revealed that depression had affected many civil servants' productivity and quality of service, Berita Harian reported.
In one case, a man drank poison after his engagement fell through a few days before his wedding. However, he was rushed to Hospital Putrajaya and was saved.
This is an example of cases referred to JPA's Psychology Department before they are forwarded to the Public Service Colleague Guidance Group (Akrab) for counselling.
National Akrab president Abdul Latif Ibrahim said on Monday that relationship problems in the family should not be taken lightly.
“It is easy for us to say that we should not bring family matters into the workplace, but it is difficult to practise this in reality.”