LAST_UPDATEFri, 22 Jun 2018 11pm

Girl Who Drank Bleach Gets Her MyKad

S. Mahalachemi's wish came true    /Google ImagesS. Mahalachemi's wish came true /Google ImagesIPOH: A tearful 12-year-old was at a loss for words after getting her MyKad from the National Registration Department (NRD) here Tuesday.
Shortly after getting her document, S. Mahalachime was asked to comment on how she felt, but she began shedding tears of joy and shied away from journalists.
Her 60-year-old mother V. Kamlla hugged her and started sobbing as well.
"Now that she has got her MyKad, this matter is concluded," Kamlla told journalists at the state NRD office.
Both mother and daughter were then whisked away by Buntong assemblyman A. Sivasubramaniam.
On Saturday, it was reported that she had swallowed 10ml of bleach at her home in Taman Harmoni in Buntong due to constant taunts over the matter by friends here.
The girl was rushed to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital for treatment and was discharged on Monday.