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07 January 2009

Going the Extra Mille: AirAsia Saving Lives

AirAsia Social Media team

By AirAsia Social Media team

Letter addressed to Shanmuganathan Suppiah, AirAsia Manager of East Malaysia & Brunei

Thank you for your prompt response to our request for help to save the life of a fifteen year girl who took PARAQUAT on the 31st December 2009.

According to the uncle, she has been brought for treatment twice but she is still suffering. Normally the type of cases dies within two weeks of ingestion. I had lost a niece, a nephew’s son and a number of relatives prior to the “discovery” of the present “UNIVERSAL ANTIDOTE”. Only after watching the death of my nephew’s son in a local hospital, I was determined to find an antidote to paraquat poisoning. After asking around and then my “Traditional Healer” friend, the antidote can to my knowledge. Since then I had saved two lives from poisonings, helped to provide immediate relief and healing to two snake bites, three wasp’s bites and one poisoning from caterpillar’s urine. It is because it is effective against a wide variety of poisons, both chemical and natural, that I name the antidote, – “UNIVERSAL ANTIDOTE”.

I have already spoken to Mr. Handry Jungab to collect the antidote from your Sabah Terminal this evening.

Thanks once more and please convey my gratitude to your Boss and CEO for his concern and permission to get the antidote to the victim. I will give you the feedback later.

YB. Hon Dr. Patau Rubis

-end of letter-

YB. Hon Dr. Patau Rubis further wrote back, “Just to update you on the fifteen year girl. She told her uncle that she is “feeling better” despite the small amount she could manage to take. I have asked her to take the full dose this morning. If she does, to-morrow we may better news though complete recovery may take about two to three days more.”

We would like to congratulate Mr. Shanmuganathan who displayed exemplified action in saving a life. Mr. Shanmuganathan has been bestowed the Darjah Yang Amat Mulia Bintang Sarawak, which carries the title, “Ahli Bintang Sarawak (ABS)” in addition to being appointed as a member of the Board of Directors for Sarawak Tourism Board and co-opted Board Member for Sarawak Tourism Federation.

Truly, it is moments like this that makes us proud to wear AirAsia on our sleeve. This ones for you and to all our colleagues out there. To the acts that go rewarded and also the deeds that go ‘unnoticed’, all of you are the reason why there are more ‘converted’ AirAsians out there. We are not perfect…yet, but we are definitely getting there, together.

  • Alvin

    Hi there!

    My name is Alvin and I am a great fan of Air Asia and all it’s great performance and achievements. I was reading this article and came across this sentence “Thank you for your prompt response to our request for help to save the life of a fifteen year girl who took PARAQUAT on the 31st December 2009″ and I noted that the date and the year is in year 2009. I think it should be 31st December 2008 instead of 2009 as the word ‘took’ was written there to indicate past tense and we just started the month of January 2009.

    Hope that I highlighted a typo mistake there. Would like to wish Air Asia a Blessed 2009 year :-)

    Alvin

  • AirAsia Blog Team

    Hi there Alvin! Firstly, you’re right that the letter has a typo (shart eyes indeed). However, as we would like to maintain the content of the letter from YB. Hon Dr. Patau Rubis in its entirety and to maintain authenticity, we decided to publish the letter as is.

    Keep writing in and we sure loved the fact what we put up is being paid close attention. Have a Blessed 2009 and watch this space for more interesting news on AirAsia and we hope more news on you and our other guests.